noun, plural flo·ras, flo·rae [flawr-ee, flohr-ee] /ˈflɔr i, ˈfloʊr i/ for 2.
Origin of flora
Examples from the Web for flora
Contemporary Examples of flora
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?
October 8, 2014
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?
Historical Examples of flora
The return of Mr Casby with his daughter Flora, put an end to these meditations.
Here Flora tittered confusedly, and gave him one of her old glances.
Flora, uttering these words in a deep voice, enjoyed herself immensely.
Flora, who had seemed enchanting in all she said and thought, was diffuse and silly.
Flora, who had been spoiled and artless long ago, was determined to be spoiled and artless now.
noun plural -ras or -rae (-riː)
Word Origin for flora
Word Origin for Flora
1777, "the plant life of a region or epoch," from Latin Flora, Roman goddess of flowers, from flos (genitive floris) "flower," from *flo-s-, Italic suffixed form of PIE *bhle- "to blossom, flourish" (cf. Middle Irish blath, Welsh blawd "blossom, flower," Old English blowan "to flower, bloom"), extended form of *bhel- (3) "to thrive, bloom," possibly identical with *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell" (see bole). Used as the title of descriptive plant catalogues since 1640s, but popularized by Linnaeus in his 1745 study of Swedish plants, "Flora Suecica."
n. pl. flo•ras
Plural floras florae (flôr′ē′)
Plants, especially the plants of a particular place and time.