English noun: vegetation
|1.||vegetation (group) all the plant life in a particular region or period|
The flora of southern California.
The botany of China.
|Broader (hypernym)||accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection|
|Narrower (hyponym)||brier, brier patch, brierpatch, browse, brush, brushwood, bush, chaparral, coppice, copse, forest, garden, ground cover, groundcover, growth, scrub, shrubbery, stand, thicket, wood, woods|
|Member meronym||biology, biota|
|Domain category||flora, plant, plant life|
|Domain category members||cut, dried-up, mown, sear, sere, shriveled, shrivelled, sprouted, uncut, unmown, withered|
|2.||vegetation (process) the process of growth in plants|
|Broader (hypernym)||development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny|
|3.||vegetation (body) an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)|
|4.||vegetation (act) inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life|
|Samples||Their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation.|
|Broader (hypernym)||dormancy, quiescence, quiescency, sleeping|