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Pronunciation:  `veji'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life; "their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"
  2. [n]  an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)
  3. [n]  all the plant life in a particular region
  4. [n]  the process of growth in plants

VEGETATION is a 10 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: flora
 Antonyms: fauna
 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, biology, biota, brier, brier patch, brierpatch, brush, brushwood, bush, chaparral, collection, coppice, copse, development, dormancy, excrescence, forest, garden, ground cover, groundcover, growing, growth, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny, quiescence, quiescency, scrub, shrubbery, sleeping, stand, thicket, wood, woods



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Veg`e*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F. v['e]g['e]tation, L.
vegetatio an enlivening. See {Vegetable}.]
1. The act or process of vegetating, or growing as a plant
   does; vegetable growth.

2. The sum of vegetable life; vegetables or plants in
   general; as, luxuriant vegetation.

3. (Med.) An exuberant morbid outgrowth upon any part,
   especially upon the valves of the heart.

{Vegetation of salts} (Old Chem.), a crystalline growth of an
   arborescent form.

Biology Dictionary
  1. The plant growth forms that generally occupy a given area (e.g., forest, hydrophytes or chaparral).
  2. The sum total of macrophytes that occupy a given area.