Crossword clues for vegetation
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Vegetation \Veg`e*ta"tion\, n. [Cf. F. v['e]g['e]tation, L. vegetatio an enlivening. See Vegetable.]
The act or process of vegetating, or growing as a plant does; vegetable growth.
The sum of vegetable life; vegetables or plants in general; as, luxuriant vegetation.
(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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1560s, "act of vegetating," from Middle French végétation and directly from Medieval Latin vegetationem (nominative vegetatio) "a quickening, action of growing," from vegetare "grow, quicken" (see vegetable). Meaning "plant life" first recorded 1727.
n. (context uncountable English) plants, taken collectively.
the process of growth in plants
an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)
inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life; "their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"
Vegetation is assemblages of plant species and the ground cover they provide. It is a general term, without specific reference to particular taxa, life forms, structure, spatial extent, or any other specific botanical or geographic characteristics. It is broader than the term flora which refers to species composition. Perhaps the closest synonym is plant community, but vegetation can, and often does, refer to a wider range of spatial scales than that term does, including scales as large as the global. Primeval redwood forests, coastal mangrove stands, sphagnum bogs, desert soil crusts, roadside weed patches, wheat fields, cultivated gardens and lawns; all are encompassed by the term vegetation.
The vegetation type is defined by characteristic dominant species, or a common aspect of the assemblage, such as an elevation range or environmental commonality. Earth cover is the expression used by ecologist Frederic Clements that has its closest modern equivalent being vegetation. The expression continues to be used by the Bureau of Land Management.
Usage examples of "vegetation".
After aeration, the green slurry then sprayed over suspended trays of vegetation.
I heard it, and knew no more--heard it as I sat petrified in that unknown cemetery in the hollow, amidst the crumbling stones and the falling tombs, the rank vegetation and the miasmal vapors--heard it well up from the innermost depths of that damnable open sepulcher as I watched amorphous, necrophagous shadows dance beneath an accursed waning moon.
Before that time, if to think is to live be a true axiom, I did not live, I could only lay claim to a state of vegetation.
In ecology, an ecotone is a place where two living biomes come together, a convergence characterized by a rich variety of vegetation and animal life.
She felt the pile of boggy vegetation shift as though it were moving on a great wagon.
The bowers and boskages stretched behind them, the artificial lakes and cockneyfied landscapes, making all the region bright with the sense of air and space, and raw natural tints, and vegetation too diminutive to overshadow.
We followed the other buses over a bridge and into a bleaker landscape, dryer, stonier, with less vegetation, just scattered thorn-bushes for the most part, dotted across low but steep and irregular hills.
It was just by the side of the cenote in thick vegetation, and when Fallon said, There it is!
The harsh, angular contours of the metal had been visually softened by irregular areas of paint and the attachment of artificial foliage, Cha Thrat saw as she swam around it, no doubt to make it resemble the vegetation of the home world.
And in the stygian grotto I saw them do the rite, and adore the sick pillar of flame, and throw into the water handfuls gouged out of the viscous vegetation which glittered green in the chlorotic glare.
They entered a narrow, gloomy canyon, high cliffed, stretching away from them, undeviating, straight as an arrow before it rose again to trees, vegetation and less dust.
Occasionally, as we floated down, vineyards were visible with the vines trained on horizontal trellises, or bamboo rails, often forty feet long, nailed horizontally on cryptomeria to a height of twenty feet, on which small sheaves of barley were placed astride to dry till the frame was full More forest, more dreams, then the forest and the abundant vegetation altogether disappeared, the river opened out among low lands and banks of shingle and sand, and by three we were on the outskirts of Niigata, whose low houses,--with rows of stones upon their roofs, spread over a stretch of sand, beyond which is a sandy roll with some clumps of firs.
The USFS used on a substantial number of acres of the Watershed: Diquat Dibromide, Dalapon M, Dicamba, Tordon 10K, and 2,4-D, all vegetation killers.
The shelve of the beach saved the cave from being flooded and the beetling of the cliff kept it dry and within a couple of feet of the entrance but it could not keep out the rain smell, the raw smell of Kerguelen carried from inland, the smell of bog patches and new washed dolerite and bitter vegetation, keen, like the smell of the Stone Age.
Wem vegetation for edibility by the FGLI classification, yourself, as well as the native DHCGs.