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[flawr-uh, flohr-uh] /ˈflɔr ə, ˈfloʊr ə/

noun, plural floras, florae
[flawr-ee, flohr-ee] /ˈflɔr i, ˈfloʊr i/ (Show IPA), for 2.
the plants of a particular region or period, listed by species and considered as a whole.
a work systematically describing such plants.
plants, as distinguished from fauna.
the aggregate of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms normally occurring on or in the bodies of humans and other animals:
intestinal flora.
noun (pl) -ras, -rae (-riː)
all the plant life of a given place or time
a descriptive list of such plants, often including a key for identification
short for intestinal flora
the Roman goddess of flowers

1777, “the plant life of a region or epoch,” from Latin Flora, Roman goddess of flowers, from flos (genitive floris) “flower,” from *flo-s-, Italic suffixed form of PIE *bhle- “to blossom, flourish” (cf. Middle Irish blath, Welsh blawd “blossom, flower,” Old English blowan “to flower, bloom”), 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.”

flora flo·ra (flôr’ə)
n. pl. flo·ras or flo·rae (flôr’ē’)

Plural floras or florae (flôr’ē’)

flora [(flawr-uh)]

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


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