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Definition of "flora" []

  • Plants considered as a group, especially the plants of a particular country, region, or time. (noun)
  • A treatise describing the plants of a region or time. (noun)
  • The bacteria and other microorganisms that normally inhabit a bodily organ or part: intestinal flora. (noun)
  • All the plant life of a given place or time (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A descriptive list of such plants, often including a key for identification (noun)

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Use "flora" in a sentence
  • "An indicator of the degradation of the flora is the allochthonous species that have established themselves in the wild, already accounting for 42%."
  • "Probiotic soap will optimize healthy skin flora and help remove harmful pathogens as well as dirt and sweat."
  • "These special places come in many forms: botanical gardens, arboretums, college and university gardens, glass-covered conservatories, nature centers, even zoos, where you may find flora from the habitat of the fauna on display."