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flora

flo·ra

flora

 
 
pronunciation:
flo r
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part of speech: noun
inflections: florae, floras
definition 1: plants collectively, esp. those of a particular area, period, or environment. (Cf. fauna.)
The scientists took note of the various types of flora but were particularly interested in the lichen and moss.
 
definition 2: a written and often illustrated work that systematically describes the plants of a particular area or time.
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