There are 2 definitions of Flora in English:


Syllabification: Flo·ra
Pronunciation: /ˈflôrə
Roman Mythology
  • The goddess of flowering plants.

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There are 2 definitions of Flora in English:


Syllabification: flo·ra
Pronunciation: /ˈflôrə

noun (plural floras or florae /ˈflôrē, ˈflôrī/)

  • 1The plants of a particular region, habitat, or geological period: the desert flora give way to oak woodlands the river’s flora and fauna have been inventoried and protected Compare with fauna.
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    • Admire the postcard views of city skyscrapers and the native Western Australian flora in the botanic gardens.
    • They indicated that Big Savannah was completely treeless and supported an unusually dense and rich herbaceous flora.
    • If we think of flora of the fells at all it is often to appreciate their beauty.
  • 1.1A treatise on or list of the plant life of a particular region or period.
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    • We then compared this list to published floras in each borough, and our own research in New York City to compile the final list used in this research.
    • Modern technology has brought further developments, and the garden's website offers a chance to see the library catalogue online along with a number of floras and monographs (detailed descriptions of plants and plant groups).
    • Can the babble of field guides, floras, faunas, ID keys, and monographs be coordinated (or, at least, networked)?


late 18th century: from Latin flos, flor- 'flower'.

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