Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun vegetation

4 senses of vegetation

Sense 1
vegetation, flora, botany -- (all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China")
       => collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage -- (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Sense 2
vegetation -- (the process of growth in plants)
       => growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis -- ((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")

Sense 3
vegetation -- (an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart))
       => excrescence -- ((pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body)

Sense 4
vegetation -- (inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life; "their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation")
       => quiescence, quiescency, dormancy, sleeping -- (quiet and inactive restfulness)

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