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vegetation

noun [U] uk   /ˌvedʒ.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  
C1 plants in general, or plants that are found in a particular area: The railway track will have to be cleared of vegetation if it is to be used again. Much of the region's native vegetation has been damaged by developers who are building hotels along the coast.
Translations of “vegetation”
in Korean 초목, 식물…
in Arabic مِنطَقة نَباتِيّة…
in Portuguese vegetação…
in Catalan vegetació…
in Japanese 植物, 植生…
in Italian vegetazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) (總稱)植物, 植被,植物群落…
in Russian растительность…
in Turkish bitkiler, bitki örtüsü…
in Chinese (Simplified) (总称)植物, 植被,植物群落…
in Polish roślinność…
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