1. [ noun ] (botany) all the plant life in a particular region
Synonyms: flora
Related terms: fauna collection forest brush garden growth scrub stand brier shrubbery groundcover biota sere sprouted mown unmown plant vegetate
2. [ noun ] (biology) the process of growth in plants
Related terms: growth vegetate
3. [ noun ] (anatomy,medicine,zoology,pathology) an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)
Related terms: excrescence vegetate
4. [ noun ] inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life

"their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"

Related terms: quiescence vegetate
Similar spelling:   vegetational