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English noun: vegetation

1. vegetation (group) all the plant life in a particular region or period


SamplesPleistocene vegetation.
The flora of southern California.
The botany of China.


Synonymsbotany, flora


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 meronymbiology, biota


Domain categoryflora, plant, plant life


Domain category memberscut, dried-up, mown, sear, sere, shriveled, shrivelled, sprouted, uncut, unmown, withered


Antonymsfauna, zoology

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)


Broader (hypernym)excrescence

4. vegetation (act) inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life


SamplesTheir holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation.


Broader (hypernym)dormancy, quiescence, quiescency, sleeping









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