Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of vegetating.
  • n. The plants of an area or a region; plant life: The vegetation is lush on the Hawaiian Islands.
  • n. Pathology An abnormal growth on the body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plants, taken collectively.
  • n. An abnormal verrucous or fibrinous growth

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of vegetating, or growing as a plant does; vegetable growth.
  • n. The sum of vegetable life; vegetables or plants in general.
  • n. An exuberant morbid outgrowth upon any part, especially upon the valves of the heart.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In phytogeography, the sum total, or a local aggregate, of plant individuals, often of many species, viewed with reference to their ecological adjustment to each other and to all the efficient factors of their environment: contrasted with flora, which denotes a scheme of species rather than a sum of individuals.
  • n. The act or process of vegetating; the process of growing exhibited by plants.
  • n. Plants collectively: as, luxuriant vegetation.
  • n. In pathology, an excrescence or growth on any surface of the body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. all the plant life in a particular region or period
  • n. an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)
  • n. inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life
  • n. the process of growth in plants

Etymologies

From Middle French végétation. (Wiktionary)

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