the plants of a particular region or period, listed by species and considered as a whole.
a work systematically describing such plants.
plants, as distinguished from fauna.
the aggregate of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms normally occurring on or in the bodies of humans and other animals: intestinal flora.
- sub·flo·ra, noun, plural sub·flo·ras, sub·flo·rae.
Other definitions for Flora (2 of 2)
a female given name.
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How to use flora in a sentence
If you only have one day in the park, a guided boat trip is a fantastic way to learn about the area’s unique history, flora, and fauna.
Like any living thing, flora and fauna require nutrients to thrive at their maximum potential.
There are few sporting events as resolutely American as the Masters Tournament, a weeklong devotional to piano-tickled marketing materials, polo-and-khaki ensembles and high-definition flora.Young Americans Have Taken Over Golf. Can They Dominate The Masters? | Josh Planos | November 11, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
While most deciduous flora in North America only give off a hint of an aroma during their death spiral, one tree in particular makes the air smell sweeter than the rest.
On lunchtime walks, I snap photos of flora with the also-free iNaturalist app and try to find a match in its database of more than 300,000 species.
Two weeks ago, The William and flora Hewlett Foundation pledged $5 million for the cause.Why Isn't Silicon Valley Doing More to Fight Ebola? | Abby Haglage | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And the flora is a thousand times more complex than we ever imagined.
Yep, all the stuff the Clearasil pad missed is fertilizer for the flora carpeting your skin.
flora and I have four young children, so I write late into the night—the only time our home is silent.
What is your process like with your partner, flora Drew, when she is translating one of your books?
Over the archway are two sculptured figures in red terra-cotta, representing "flora" and "Pomona."Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
"I am sure there is no one I shall like half so well," said Isabel, truthfully; and flora loved her for not being gracious.
And flora devoutly kissed her, then gossipped pleasantly about the other guests and the people in the neighborhood.
If she had had "some smashing love affair," as the more romantic flora suggested, so much the better.
Involuntarily Isabel glanced at Mrs. Kaye; flora had hinted to her of the lady's designs.
British Dictionary definitions for flora (1 of 2)
all the plant life of a given place or time
a descriptive list of such plants, often including a key for identification
British Dictionary definitions for Flora (2 of 2)
the Roman goddess of flowers
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Scientific definitions for flora
The plants of a particular region or time period.
The bacteria and other microorganisms that normally inhabit a bodily organ or part, such as the intestine.
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Cultural definitions for flora
Plants, especially the plants of a particular place and time.
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