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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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