FLORA

plant, flora, plant life

(noun) (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

vegetation, flora, botany

(noun) all the plant life in a particular region or period; “Pleistocene vegetation”; “the flora of southern California”; “the botany of China”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Proper noun

Flora

(Roman god) the goddess of flowers, nature and spring; she is also the wife of Favonius and the mother of Karpos. She is the Roman counterpart of Chloris.

(astronomy) 8 Flora, a main-belt asteroid.

A female given name from Latin.

A surname.

A municipality of Norway.

A city in Illinois.

A resort in Suriname.

A municipality of Philippines.

A town in Indiana; named for founder John Flora.

A town in Mississippi; named for early resident Flora Mann Jones.

A village in Norway.

Anagrams

• folar

Etymology

Noun

flora (countable and uncountable, plural floras or florae or floræ)

Plants considered as a group, especially those of a particular country, region, time, etc.

A book describing the plants of a country, region, time, etc.

The microorganisms that inhabit some part of the body

Synonyms

• (microorganisms): microflora

Coordinate terms

• fauna

Anagrams

• folar

Source: Wiktionary


Flo"ra, n. Etym: [L., the goddess of flowers, from flos, floris, flower. See Flower.]

1. (Rom. Myth.)

Definition: The goddess of flowers and spring.

2. (Bot.)

Definition: The complete system of vegetable species growing without cultivation in a given locality, region, or period; a list or description of, or treatise on, such plants.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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