Examples of vegetation in a Sentence
the dense vegetation of the jungle
the local vegetation is flourishing as a result of the recent rains
Recent Examples of vegetation from the Web
An annual survey of underwater grasses across the Chesapeake has shown strong growth in recent years, but submerged vegetation is declining in the Magothy.
Preserving nature To combat climate change, ocean dunes have to be restored and fortified with vegetation to protect against coastal flooding, the plan says.
The river would add some moisture (by evaporation) to the storm system, but moisture from vegetation would play a greater role.
This occurs when natural surfaces such as vegetation and water are replaced by heat-trapping concrete and asphalt, and is exacerbated by heat-producing sources such as cars and air conditioners.
The Seattle Fire Department offers several general tips for residents who want to protect their property: * Clear leaves, debris and dead vegetation from roofs, gutters, porches and decks.
Officials throughout California have warned that record-setting winter rains led to huge growth spurts in vegetation.
The desert canyon of green trees and brown vegetation suddenly morphs into a black basalt beauty, with massive drop-offs, jagged ridges and a giant meandering river that appears to be miles away.
The gas burst through the surface with a rumble, generating a giant wave that scoured vegetation from the shores.
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Origin and Etymology of vegetation
borrowed from Medieval Latin vegetātiōn-, vegetātiō “power of growth,” going back to Latin, “act of invigorating,” from vegetāre “to impart energy to, invigorate” + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal nouns — more at vegetate
First Known Use: 1564
VEGETATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vegetation for English Language Learners
: plants in general : plants that cover a particular area
VEGETATION Defined for Kids
Definition of vegetation for Students
: plant life or cover (as of an area) The valley was green with vegetation.
Medical Definition of vegetation
: an abnormal outgrowth upon a body part; specifically : any of the warty excrescences on the valves of the heart that are composed of various tissue elements including fibrin and collagen and that are typical of endocarditis
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