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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In classical mythology, the goddess of flowers.
  • noun [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.
  • noun A work systematically describing the plants of a country or region or a geological period.
  • noun The eighth planetoid, discovered by Hind, in London, in 1847.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Rom. Myth.) The goddess of flowers and spring.
  • noun (Bot.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[From Flora.]

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From Latin Flora ("goddess of flowers")

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