III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

III. ORGANIC MATTER

1. Vitality; special vitality

Vegetable.

[Nouns] vegetable, vegetable kingdom; flora, verdure.

plant; tree, shrub, bush; creeper; herb, herbage; grass.

annual; perennial, biennial, triennial; exotic.

timber, forest; wood, woodlands; timberland; hurst, frith, holt, weald, park, chase, greenwood, brake, grove, copse, coppice, bocage, tope, clump of trees, thicket, spinet, spinney; underwood, brushwood; scrub; boscage, bosk, ceja, chaparal, motte [U.S.].; arboretum [more].

bush, jungle, prairie; heath, heather; fern, bracken; furze, gorse, whin; grass, turf; pasture, pasturage; turbary; sedge, rush, weed; fungus, mushroom, toadstool; lichen, moss, conferva, mold; growth; alfalfa, alfilaria, banyan; blow, blowth; floret, petiole; pin grass, timothy, yam, yew, zinnia.

foliage, branch, bough, ramage, stem, tigella; spray [more]; leaf.

flower, blossom, bine; flowering plant; timber tree, fruit tree; pulse, legume.

[Adjectives] vegetable, vegetal, vegetive, vegitous; herbaceous, herbal; botanic; sylvan, silvan; arborary, arboreous, arborescent, arborical; woody, grassy; verdant, verdurous; floral, mossy; lignous, ligneous; wooden, leguminous; bosky, cespitose, turf-like, turfy; endogenous, exogenous.

[Phrases] "green-robed senators of mighty woods" [Keats]; "this is the forest primeval" [Longfellow].

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