• WordNet 3.6
    • n flora (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    • n flora all the plant life in a particular region or period "Pleistocene vegetation","the flora of southern California","the botany of China"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flora (Bot) The complete system of vegetable species growing without cultivation in a given locality, region, or period; a list or description of, or treatise on, such plants.
    • Flora (Rom. Myth) The goddess of flowers and spring.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flora In classical mythology, the goddess of flowers.
    • n flora [lowercase; pl. floræ, floras (-rē, -räz).] In botany: The aggregate of the plants indigenous to a particular country or region, or belonging to a particular period: as, the Australasian flora; the flora of the Carboniferous period. See fauna.
    • n flora A work systematically describing the plants of a country or region or a geological period.
    • n flora The eighth planetoid, discovered by Hind, in London, in 1847.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Flora flō′ra the collective plants or vegetable species of a region, country, or district: a work containing a descriptive enumeration of these
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., the goddess of flowers, from flos, floris, flower. See Flower
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. Flora, the goddess of flowers.


In literature:

It would be impossible to express little Flora's joy on this occasion.
"The Looking-Glass for the Mind" by M. Berquin
He followed his companion and was duly presented to Miss Flora and Miss Caroline Schuyler.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
In a few minutes Flora, who had been waiting in the adjoining room, entered the chamber.
"Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf" by George W. M. Reynolds
The Bahamas are far poorer in their fauna than in their flora.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
The two men seem to have returned to a hiding-place in the neighbourhood of Glencoridale, and Miss Flora returned to Milton.
"The True Story Book"
And you, in your turn, may call me Flora, if the name commends itself to your ear.
"Dick Leslie's Luck" by Harry Collingwood
But she tried to look as though she were reading when Flora Timson came in.
"The Invader" by Margaret L. Woods
Auntie Flora went over each blossom tenderly.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
Ere passing to the luxuriant carboniferous flora, I shall make but one other remark.
"The Testimony of the Rocks" by Hugh Miller
Flora put out her head, and, recognizing Peyrolles, greeted him with an eager smile.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy

In poetry:

Skims swiftly, harbinger of spring,
Or morning's sweetest breath,
Or Flora's kiss, to me can bring
A remedy for death.
"Ode to Cynthia, on the Approach of Spring" by William Shenstone
'Tis Flora's page, - in every place,
In every season, fresh and fair;
It opens with perennial grace,
And blossoms everywhere.
"The Daisy - On Finding one in Bloom on Christmas-day" by James Montgomery
The morning breeze wafts Flora's kiss
In fragrance to the sense;
The happy shepherd feels the bliss,
And she takes no offence.
"Ode to Cynthia, on the Approach of Spring" by William Shenstone
"Touch but thy harp, thou soon shalt see
The lovely Flora of Glengyle,
Unmindful of her charge and me,
Hand on thy notes, twixt tear and smile.
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
Our hero now two wives had gain'd;
And two important points obtain'd.
For wealth and beauty, Flora sings,
Will weigh down half a score good things.
"The Wager" by William Hutton
Sweet Pandora! dear Pandora!
Why did mighty Jove create thee
Coy as Thetis, fair as Flora,
Beautiful as young Aurora,
If to win thee is to hate thee?
"Epimetheus, or the Poet's Afterthought. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Police from several area agencies descend upon a Jackson neighborhood Friday looking for men wanted in connection with a robbery in Flora .
A strong-armed robbery was reported about 9:15 am at a Fred's store in Flora , Chief Judy Tucker said.
SBBG 's Fall Flora Sale.
Flora Austeen Gilliam the daughter of Dick and Flora (Miller) Gilliam, was born on November 20, 1921 in Pittsburgh, TX.
Austeen was the fifth child of Dick and Flora , with a sister and brother born after her.
Integrative Therapeutics™ Launches Clinically-Proven Pro- Flora ™ Women's Probiotic.
Flora Jean Bower, 87, of Dowagiac, passed away Sunday, Sept 2, 2012, at the Timbers of Cass County.
Madam Flora not all she seemed.
Flora on both sides of ball.
Flora -Bama bikini contest crowns $5,000 first prize winner (photos).
Enlarge Dennis Pillion dpillion@al.com Brittney Crowell, Julie McGee and Desiree Niemann after the Ms Flora -Bama bikini contest at the Flora -Bama on Saturday, September 1, 2012.
Maria Flora to debut indoor/outdoor rugs at Maison & Objet.
Maria Flora will debut its first indoor-outdoor rugs along with its Altre Terre fabric collection at the next edition of Maison & Objet here, Sept 7-11.
Flora Lou Walters Rondeau left this world on August 24th, 2012.
Flora "Babe" Mildred Evans, 97.

In science:

Diversity of the human intestinal microbial flora.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
The micro-flora of the small bowel in health and disease.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Some of the water evaporated and some recharges the underlying aquifer . At the beginning of the flooding, the fauna and flora of Nile invaded the Toshka valley , with a resultant very rich population of fishes.
The decreasing level of Toshka Lakes seen from space