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Noun vegetation has 4 senses
  1. vegetation, flora - all the plant life in a particular region
    --1 is a kind of collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
    --1 is a member of biota, biology
    --1 has particulars:
     brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket; growth; scrub, chaparral, bush; stand; forest, wood, woods; shrubbery; garden; brier, brierpatch, brier patch; groundcover, ground cover
    Derived form: verb vegetate2
  2. vegetation - the process of growth in plants
    --2 is a kind of
    growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
    Derived forms: verb vegetate3, verb vegetate4
  3. vegetation - an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)
    --3 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb vegetate5
  4. vegetation - inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life; "their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"
    --4 is a kind of
    quiescence, quiescency, dormancy, sleeping
    Derived forms: verb vegetate1, verb vegetate7
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