- all the plants or plant life of a place, taken as a whole: the vegetation of the Nile valley.
- the act or process of vegetating.
- a dull existence; life devoid of mental or social activity.
- Pathology. a morbid growth, or excrescence.
Origin of vegetation
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Examples from the Web for vegetational
Box turtles frequently sought shelter beneath this vegetational canopy or burrowed beneath the sod.
Most series of specimens are obtained by hunting after rains on roads or other natural breaks in vegetational cover.
Paynter's (1955a) system of vegetational zones on the peninsula is useful to ornithologists.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula
Erwin E. Klaas
Climate has a dominating influence on the vegetational elements sketched above.The Breeding Birds of Kansas
Richard F. Johnston
The distributions of animals are influenced by geographic, vegetational, and altitudinal factors.Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
- plant life as a whole, esp the plant life of a particular region
- the process of vegetating
- pathol any abnormal growth, excrescence, etc
- a vegetative existence
Word Origin and History for vegetational
1560s, "act of vegetating," from Middle French végétation, from Medieval Latin vegetationem (nominative vegetatio) "a quickening, action of growing," from vegetare "grow, quicken" (see vegetable). Meaning "plant life" first recorded 1727.
- The process of growth in plants.
- An abnormal bodily growth or excrescence, especially a clot composed largely of fused blood platelets, fibrin, and sometimes bacteria that is adherent to a diseased heart valve.
- A vegetative state of impaired consciousness.
- The plants of an area or a region; plant life.
- An abnormal bodily accretion, especially a clot composed largely of fused blood platelets, fibrin, and sometimes bacteria, that adheres to a diseased heart valve.