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- (uncountable) Plants, taken collectively.
- 1838, William Andrus Alcott, chapter I, in The Young House-keeper: Or, Thoughts on Food and Cookery, third stereotype edition, Boston: George W. Light, page 21:
- Thus the growth of vegetation, though effected in a greater or less degree by the strong wind, the violent rain, and the heat and glare of the noonday sun, is yet still more effectually promoted by the mild action of the gentler breezes, the softly descending dew, and the less intense heat.
- 1951 August, Albert Watts Moore, Elbert Hann Reid, “The Dalles Pocket Gopher and Its Influence on Forage Production of Oregon Mountain Meadows”, in Circular, number 884, Washington, D.C: U.S. Department of Agriculture, →DOI, →OCLC, page 11:
- Similarity of vegetation on meadows was the result of heavy grazing and trampling by large numbers of driveway sheep before the study was begun.
- There were large amounts of vegetation in the forest.
- (pathology, countable) An abnormal verrucous or fibrinous growth
- The act or process of vegetating, or growing as a plant does; vegetable growth.
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