noun, plural flo·ras, flo·rae [flawr-ee, flohr-ee] /ˈflɔr i, ˈfloʊr i/ for 2.
- floppy disk,
- floptical disk,
- floral emblem,
- floral envelope,
- floral leaf
Origin of flora
Examples from the Web for 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?|Abby Haglage|October 8, 2014|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?
He has also pointed out another index to insect climates, borrowed from the Flora of a country.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)|William Kirby
Two shrubby species of Euonymus belong to the flora of North America, but the bulk of the large family is tropical.Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
Our cousin the curate loved, while he was yet a boy, Flora, of the sparkling eyes and the ringing voice.
When they were all out in the south room Flora Barnes spoke again.The Shoulders of Atlas|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
To my surprise, she strongly objected, declaring that Flora was an angel, and she would not leave her.Down The River|Oliver Optic
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.