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Definitions and Synonyms of vegetation | Another word for vegetation | What is vegetation?

Definition 1: inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life - [noun denoting act]

Samples where vegetation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation

(vegetation is a kind of ...) quiet and inactive restfulness

Definition 2: an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart) - [noun denoting body]

(vegetation is a kind of ...) (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body

Definition 3: all the plant life in a particular region or period - [noun denoting group]

Samples where vegetation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Pleistocene vegetation
  • the flora of southern California
  • the botany of China

Synonyms for vegetation in the sense of this definition

(vegetation is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of vegetation ) the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

(... is a kind of vegetation ) the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are cultivated in a garden

(... is a kind of vegetation ) a collection of shrubs growing together

(... is a kind of vegetation ) low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to grow

(... is a kind of vegetation ) a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area

"they cut down a stand of trees"

(... is a kind of vegetation ) dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes

(... is a kind of vegetation ) vegetation that has grown

"a growth of trees" "the only growth was some salt grass"

(... is a kind of vegetation ) a dense growth of bushes

(... is a kind of vegetation ) vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat

"a deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day"

(... is a kind of vegetation ) tangled mass of prickly plants

(... is a member of vegetation) all the plant and animal life of a particular region

(vegetation belongs to category ...) (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

(vegetation is the domain which ... is member of) (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine

"the smell of newly mown hay"

(vegetation is the domain which ... is member of) (used of grass or vegetation) not cut down with a hand implement or machine

"uncut grass" "an unmown lawn"

(vegetation is the domain which ... is member of) (of growing vegetation) having just emerged from the ground

"the corn is sprouted"

(vegetation is the domain which ... is member of) (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

"dried-up grass" "the desert was edged with sere vegetation" "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings" "withered vines"

Definition 4: the process of growth in plants - [noun denoting process]

(vegetation is a kind of ...) (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

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