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Definition of "vegetation" []

  • The act or process of vegetating. (noun)
  • The plants of an area or a region; plant life: The vegetation is lush on the Hawaiian Islands. (noun)
  • Pathology An abnormal growth on the body. (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.

Use "vegetation" in a sentence
  • "Hence genus and species stand in subaltern relation, and whatever is true of the genus is true of the species: If _All animal life is dependent on vegetation, All human life is dependent on vegetation_."
  • "During May through December, the vegetation is a lush jungle green, offering a great variety of eco-tourism activities to give you full contact with the wonders of nature."
  • "Arizona vegetation is tough and extremely well defended (as anyone knows who has brushed carelessly against a prickly-pear cactus)."