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Noun: vegetation  ,ve-ji'tey-shun
  1. All the plant life in a particular region or period
    "Pleistocene vegetation";
    - flora, botany
  2. The process of growth in plants
  3. An abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)
  4. Inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life
    "their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"

Derived forms: vegetations

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, development, dormancy, excrescence, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny, quiescence, quiescency, sleeping

Part of: biology, biota

Encyclopedia: Vegetation