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Flo·ra

 (flôr′ə)
n. Roman Mythology
The goddess of flowers.

[Latin Flōra, from flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

flo·ra

(flôr′ə)
n. pl. flo·ras or flo·rae (flôr′ē′)
1. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Plants considered as a group, especially the plants of a particular country, region, or time.
2. A treatise describing the plants of a region or time.
3. The bacteria and other microorganisms that normally inhabit a bodily organ or part: intestinal flora.

[From Flora.]

flora

(ˈflɔːrə)
n, pl -ras or -rae (-riː)
1. (Botany) all the plant life of a given place or time
2. (Botany) a descriptive list of such plants, often including a key for identification
3. (Physiology) short for intestinal flora
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin Flōra goddess of flowers, from flōs flower]

Flora

(ˈflɔːrə)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman goddess of flowers
[C16: from Latin, from flōs flower]

flo•ra

(ˈflɔr ə, ˈfloʊr ə)

n., pl. flo•ras, flo•rae (ˈflɔr i, ˈfloʊr i) for 2.
1. the plants of a particular region or period, listed by species and considered as a whole.
2. a work systematically describing such plants.
3. plants, as distinguished from fauna.
4. the aggregate of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms occurring on or within the body: intestinal flora.
[1655–65; < New Latin, Latin Flōra the Roman goddess of flowers]

flo·ra

(flôr′ə)
The plants of a particular region or time period: desert flora; prehistoric flora.

flora

All plants occupying a major geographical region.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flora - all the plant life in a particular region or periodflora - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
biota, biology - all the plant and animal life of a particular region
browse - vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat; "a deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day"
brush, coppice, copse, thicket, brushwood - a dense growth of bushes
growth - vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"
chaparral, scrub, bush - dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
stand - a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees"
forest, woods, wood - the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
shrubbery - a collection of shrubs growing together
garden - the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are cultivated in a garden
brier, brier patch, brierpatch - tangled mass of prickly plants
ground cover, groundcover - low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to grow
mown, cut - (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay"
unmown, uncut - (used of grass or vegetation) not cut down with a hand implement or machine; "uncut grass"; "an unmown lawn"
fauna, zoology - all the animal life in a particular region or period; "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"
2.flora - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotionflora - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
botanical medicine, herbal therapy, phytotherapy - the use of plants or plant extracts for medicinal purposes (especially plants that are not part of the normal diet)
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
phytoplankton - photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton; mainly unicellular algae
parasite - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
coca - dried leaves of the coca plant (and related plants that also contain cocaine); chewed by Andean people for their stimulating effect
fugaciousness, fugacity - the lack of enduring qualities (used chiefly of plant parts)
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
circulation - free movement or passage (as of cytoplasm within a cell or sap through a plant); "ocean circulation is an important part of global climate"; "a fan aids air circulation"
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
hood, cap - a protective covering that is part of a plant
kingdom Plantae, plant kingdom, Plantae - (botany) the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plants
microflora - microscopic plants; bacteria are often considered to be microflora
crop - a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale
endemic - a plant that is native to a certain limited area; "it is an endemic found only this island"
holophyte - an organism that produces its own food by photosynthesis
non-flowering plant - a plant that does not bear flowers
plantlet - a young plant or a small plant
wilding - a wild uncultivated plant (especially a wild apple or crabapple tree)
ornamental - any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
pot plant - a plant suitable for growing in a flowerpot (especially indoors)
acrogen - any flowerless plant such as a fern (pteridophyte) or moss (bryophyte) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem
apomict - a plant that reproduces or is reproduced by apomixis
aquatic - a plant that lives in or on water
cryptogam - formerly recognized taxonomic group including all flowerless and seedless plants that reproduce by means of spores: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi
annual - (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
biennial - (botany) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season
perennial - (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more
escape - a plant originally cultivated but now growing wild
hygrophyte - a plant that grows in a moist habitat
neophyte - a plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously
embryo - (botany) a minute rudimentary plant contained within a seed or an archegonium
monocarp, monocarpic plant, monocarpous plant - a plant that bears fruit once and dies
sporophyte - the spore-producing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
gametophyte - the gamete-bearing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
houseplant - any of a variety of plants grown indoors for decorative purposes
garden plant - any of a variety of plants usually grown especially in a flower or herb garden
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
aerophyte, air plant, epiphyte, epiphytic plant - plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
rock plant - plant that grows on or among rocks or is suitable for a rock garden
autophyte, autophytic plant, autotroph, autotrophic organism - plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances
squamule - a minute scale
myrmecophyte - plant that affords shelter or food to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it
nitrification - the oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants)

flora

noun plants, vegetation an extraordinary variety of flora and fauna
Translations
flóra
floraplanteverden
kasvisto
FloreFlora
flora
növényvilág
flóra, gróîurríki
植物相
식물군
augmenijaflora
flora, augu valsts
flóra
flora
พืชที่ขึ้นในเฉพาะพื้นที่
hệ thực vật

flora

[ˈflɔːrə] N (floras or florae (pl)) [ˈflɔːriː]flora f

flora

[ˈflɔːrə] nflore f

flora

nFlora f

flora

[flɔːrə] nflora

flora

(ˈfloːrə) noun
the plants of a district or country as a whole. the flora and fauna of Borneo.

flora

نَبَاتات flóra flora Flora χλωρίδα flora kasvisto flore flora flora 植物相 식물군 flora flora flora flora флора flora พืชที่ขึ้นในเฉพาะพื้นที่ bitki örtüsü hệ thực vật 植物群

flo·ra

n. flora, grupo de bacterias que se alojan en un órgano;
intestinal ______ intestinal.

flora

n flora; skin — flora cutánea or de la piel
References in classic literature ?
Beth was worried by the confusion of her closet and the difficulty of learning three or four songs at once, and Amy deeply regretted the damage done her frock, for Katy Brown's party was to be the next day and now like Flora McFlimsey, she had `nothing to wear'.
One day she bit James in the arm and made it bleed, and so Miss Flora and Miss Jessie, who are very fond of me, were afraid to come into the stable.
Now Morn her rosie steps in th' Eastern Clime Advancing, sow'd the Earth with Orient Pearle, When ADAM wak't, so customd, for his sleep Was Aerie light, from pure digestion bred, And temperat vapors bland, which th' only sound Of leaves and fuming rills, AURORA's fan, Lightly dispers'd, and the shrill Matin Song Of Birds on every bough; so much the more His wonder was to find unwak'nd EVE With Tresses discompos'd, and glowing Cheek, As through unquiet rest: he on his side Leaning half-rais'd, with looks of cordial Love Hung over her enamour'd, and beheld Beautie, which whether waking or asleep, Shot forth peculiar Graces; then with voice Milde, as when ZEPHYRUS on FLORA breathes, Her hand soft touching, whisperd thus.
Why, every school boy on Barsoom knows the geography, and much concerning the fauna and flora, as well as the history of your planet fully as well as of his own.
At the captain's door the girl held out her hand, with a certain emphasis; and John took it and kept it a little longer, and said, 'Good-night, Flora, dear,' and was instantly thrown into much fear by his presumption.
The submarine flora struck me as being very perfect, and richer even than it would have been in the arctic or tropical zones, where these productions are not so plentiful.
Never had Flora, the fresh and smiling goddess of gardeners, been honored with a purer or more scrupulous worship than that which was paid to her in this little enclosure.
By the bye, Flora Ross was dying for Henry the first winter she came out.
That Miss Flora Millar, the lady who had caused the disturbance, has actually been arrested.
Now we learn what patient periods must round themselves before the rock is formed; then before the rock is broken, and the first lichen race has disintegrated the thinnest external plate into soil, and opened the door for the remote Flora, Fauna, Ceres, and Pomona to come in.
They were in the midst of the country of the Moon, and there they collected some precious documents concerning the manners, government, religion, fauna, and flora of the region.
Also a few pages might have been given up profitably to the consideration of the indigenous flora and fauna of Kukuanaland.