Definition of 'vegetation'
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Example sentences containing 'vegetation'
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Perhaps what our wildlife needs from 2017 more than anything else is a drier spring and summer, of modest vegetation growth. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Living animals leapt and plunged all around my boot and then, as the vegetation got thicker and higher, they were in my face and around my head. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Other effects are damaged paint on automobiles and injured or killed vegetation and aquatic life. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)Tables are set in a covered garden and in two rooms adorned with equally lush vegetation and local art. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Soon the vegetation became more dense. Christianity Today (2000)They like tall woods without much vegetation underneath the trees, especially beech woods. Times, Sunday Times (2015)My mind wanders to the settlers who cut through this thick vegetation 150 years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These plants settled in the tropics and thrived, displacing much of the native vegetation. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Now, the jigsaw of formal gardens and courtyards is dense with vegetation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These carnivores don't need the vegetation and the tree cover that takes so long to grow. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The approach is via steep steps through lush Mediterranean vegetation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Foxes love dense vegetation, as they can lie there and snooze the day away in safety. The Sun (2013)New York has been transformed into a rainforest with raging rivers and thick vegetation mixed with the detritus of a destroyed city. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was probably easier to sail to other islands than traverse from one end of an island to the other through the overgrown vegetation of tropical woodlands. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You then hurtle down the wires, 50ft above the lush vegetation in a harness. The Sun (2009)There was abundant vegetation and animal life, much of which seems to have been tropical in Nature. Dictionary of Mind, Body and Spirit (1994)The shortage of rain reduced vegetation growth and, therefore, the amount of food available for the birds. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Last winter, sheep were sent in to graze, which helps to control the ground vegetation beneath the trees. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The cloud, which looks like an eruption column from a volcano, contains moisture from the burning trees and vegetation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'vegetation'
British English: vegetation /ˌvɛdʒɪˈteɪʃən/ NOUN
Vegetation is plants, trees, and flowers.
- American English: vegetation
- Arabic: نَبَات
- Brazilian Portuguese: vegetação
- Chinese: 植被
- Croatian: raslinje
- Czech: vegetace
- Danish: vegetation
- Dutch: vegetatie
- European Spanish: vegetación
- Finnish: kasvillisuus
- French: végétation
- German: Vegetation
- Greek: βλάστηση
- Italian: vegetazione
- Japanese: 草木
- Korean: 식물
- Norwegian: vegetasjon
- Polish: wegetacja
- European Portuguese: vegetação
- Romanian: vegetație
- Russian: растительность
- Spanish: vegetación
- Swedish: växtlighet
- Thai: พืชผัก
- Turkish: bitki örtüsü
- Ukrainian: рослинність
- Vietnamese: thực vật
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