vegetation


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Synonyms for vegetation

the process of growth in plants

an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)

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inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life

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In no part was there life, in no part was there an appearance of vegetation.
When he did not discover me in sight within the valley he dashed, hissing into the rank vegetation of the swamp and that was the last I saw of him.
It may have been twenty yards across, and was banked in on each side by most luxuriant vegetation.
The thick vegetation met overhead, interlacing into a natural pergola, and through this tunnel of verdure in a golden twilight flowed the green, pellucid river, beautiful in itself, but marvelous from the strange tints thrown by the vivid light from above filtered and tempered in its fall.
The vegetation had again changed, and only the vegetable ivory tree remained, with a great profusion of wonderful orchids, among which I learned to recognize the rare Nuttonia Vexillaria and the glorious pink and scarlet blossoms of Cattleya and odontoglossum.
The black rocks afford a most striking contrast with the bright green vegetation, which follows the banks of a little stream of clear water.
The elegance of the grasses, the novelty of the parasitical plants, the beauty of the flowers, the glossy green of the foliage, but above all the general luxuriance of the vegetation, filled me with admiration.
As it came quite close to me I discovered that its strange movements, running its odd hands over the surface of the turf, were the result of its peculiar method of feeding, which consists in cropping off the tender vegetation with its razorlike talons and sucking it up from its two mouths, which lie one in the palm of each hand, through its arm-like throats.
Across the yielding moss of the sea-bottom there had been no spoor to follow, for the soft pads of the thoat but pressed down in his swift passage the resilient vegetation which sprang up again behind his fleeting feet, leaving no sign.
Again he dropped to the ground and sped, silently and light of foot, over the carpet of decaying vegetation, only to leap again into the trees where the tangled undergrowth precluded rapid advance upon the surface.
With a squeal the great beast turned suddenly at right angles and burst his noisy way through the solid wall of matted vegetation that would have stopped any but him.
The game trail down which he walked had become by ages of use a deep, narrow trench, its walls topped on either side by impenetrable thicket and dense-growing trees closely interwoven with thick-stemmed creepers and lesser vines inextricably matted into two solid ramparts of vegetation.
Almost 72% of the recharge areas in the Guarani aquifer are compromised because of the low percentage of vegetation coverage and inadequate land use and occupation.
Worldwide natural vegetation is under tremendous stress particularly in ecologically marginal areas where, besides a protective cover against desertification, it has significant economic values.
Although many biotic and abiotic factors can influence the structure of bird communities, vegetation characteristics, including vertical structure (MacArthur and MacArthur, 1961; Fleishman et al.