flora

[flawr-uh, flohr-uh]
noun, plural floras, florae [flawr-ee, flohr-ee] , for 2.
1.
the plants of a particular region or period, listed by species and considered as a whole.
2.
a work systematically describing such plants.
3.
plants, as distinguished from fauna.
4.
the aggregate of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms normally occurring on or in the bodies of humans and other animals: intestinal flora.

Origin:
1655–65; < Neo-Latin, Latin Flōra the Roman goddess of flowers (used from the 17th cent. in the titles of botanical works), derivative of Latin flōr- (stem of flōs) flower

subflora, noun, plural subfloras, subflorae.
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Flora

[flawr-uh, flohr-uh]
noun
a female given name.
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flora (ˈflɔːrə)
 
n , pl -ras, -rae
1.  all the plant life of a given place or time
2.  a descriptive list of such plants, often including a key for identification
3.  short for intestinal flora
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin Flōra goddess of flowers, from flōsflower]

Flora (ˈflɔːrə)
 
n
the Roman goddess of flowers
 
[C16: from Latin, from flōs flower]

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flora
1777, "the plant life of a region or epoch," from L. Flora Roman goddess of flowers, from flos (gen. floris) "flower," from *flo-s-, Italic suffixed form of PIE *bhle- 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."
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flora flo·ra (flôr'ə)
n. pl. flo·ras or flo·rae (flôr'ē')

  1. Plants considered as a group.

  2. The microorganisms that normally inhabit a bodily organ or part.

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flora   (flôr'ə)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural floras or florae (flôr'ē')
  1. The plants of a particular region or time period.

  2. The bacteria and other microorganisms that normally inhabit a bodily organ or part, such as the intestine.


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flora [(flawr-uh)]

Plants, especially the plants of a particular place and time.

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Example sentences for flora
Flora the flora of lower silesia is specific and different for each zone.
The flora of lower silesia is strongly influenced by geological and climatic history.
A coral reef handbook a guide to the geology, flora and fauna of the great barrier reef.
All three mountain ranges are unique with their own flora and fauna.
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