|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|—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 flōs|
flora flo·ra (flôr'ə)
n. pl. flo·ras or flo·rae (flôr'ē')
Plants considered as a group.
The microorganisms that normally inhabit a bodily organ or part.
|flora (flôr'ə) Pronunciation Key
Plural floras or florae (flôr'ē')
Plants, especially the plants of a particular place and time.