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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plants considered as a group, especially the plants of a particular country, region, or time.
  • n. A treatise describing the plants of a region or time.
  • n. The bacteria and other microorganisms that normally inhabit a bodily organ or part: intestinal flora.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. plants considered as a group, especially those of a particular country, region, time, etc.
  • n. a book describing the plants of a country etc.
  • n. The microorganisms that inhabit some part of the body, such as intestinal flora

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The goddess of flowers and spring.
  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In classical mythology, the goddess of flowers.
  • n. [lowercase; pl. floræ, floras (-rē, -räz).] In botany: The aggregate of the plants indigenous to a particular country or region, or belonging to a particular period: as, the Australasian flora; the flora of the Carboniferous period. See fauna.
  • n. A work systematically describing the plants of a country or region or a geological period.
  • n. The eighth planetoid, discovered by Hind, in London, in 1847.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. all the plant life in a particular region or period
  • n. (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

Etymologies

From Flora.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Flora ("goddess of flowers") (Wiktionary)

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