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
Hence genus and species stand in subaltern relation, and whatever is true of the genus is true of the species: If _All animal life is dependent on vegetation, All human life is dependent on vegetation_.
During May through December, the vegetation is a lush jungle green, offering a great variety of eco-tourism activities to give you full contact with the wonders of nature.
Arizona vegetation is tough and extremely well defended (as anyone knows who has brushed carelessly against a prickly-pear cactus).
The surrounding vegetation is dense and thick, including a thousand shades of green, hundreds of dancing palm trees, giant lime trees, mahogany trees, and an abundance of papaya, mango, banana trees.
The predominant vegetation is agave under cultivation -- occasionally on the steepest of hillsides -- and mixed brush, with pole cactus and palm interspersed.
It's formed by walls at least 50 yards high that look like flat-topped hills, tapering from roughly 65 yards thick at their base to 45 yards at their tops, which are covered in vegetation and trees.
If you think of places where it is rich in vegetation, it seems like there is so much of it that you almost get lost in it.
Above the tree line at about 2,600 m, the vegetation is subalpine.
Have a buddy act as blocker at a point in or along a ditch or any depression where the vegetation is thicker than the surrounding field, then you push toward your buddy down the ditch.
The increase in vegetation on degraded land also acts as a natural filter for drinking water.