Examples of flora in a Sentence
an amazing variety of coastal flora
the floras of different coastal regions
Recent Examples of flora from the Web
The groups fear the center would destroy the park’s flora and fauna.
Many of them feature elaborate flora, fauna and landscapes, her signature motif.
The line outside Pandora dwindled by late afternoon, even though the striking glow-in-the-dark flora of Pandora had only been seen by a handful of observers during this month’s previews.
The program teaches volunteers about flora, fauna, watersheds, trail building and management.
A float in honor of those who died in the Orlando nightclub massacre featured a giant flora dove flying over a field of 49 stars, for each of those killed in the attack.
Disparate flora can produce a decisive, chic bouquet if united in shades of a single color.
Biomes are ecological regions that share similar flora, fauna, and weather.
Party organizer William Bartholomew’s table settings were a riot of peonies, summer flora, and rainbow Bubblegum Balloons.
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Did You Know?
Flora means "flower" in Latin, and Flora was the Roman goddess of spring and flowering plants, especially wildflowers and plants not raised for food. She was shown as a beautiful young woman in a long, flowing dress with flowers in her hair, strewing flowers over the earth. English preserves her name in such words as floral, floret, and flourish. A region's flora may range from tiny violets to towering trees. The common phrase "flora and fauna" covers just about every visible living thing.
Origin and Etymology of flora
New Latin, from Latin Flora, Roman goddess of flowers, from Latin flor-, flos
First Known Use: 1777
FLORA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flora for English Language Learners
biology : all the plants that live in a particular area, time, period, or environment
FLORA Defined for Kids
Definition of flora for Students
: the plant life typical of a region, period, or special environment
Medical Definition of flora
florae\ˈflō(ə)r-ˌē, ˈflȯ(ə)r-, -ˌī\play play
1: plant life; especially : the plants characteristic of a region, period, or special environment fossil flora—compare fauna
2: the microorganisms (as bacteria or fungi) living in or on the body the beneficial flora of the intestine potentially harmful skin flora
floral\ˈflōr-əl, ˈflȯr-\play adjective
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