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 Floorer.Flora’s Dial. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Flowers; all the vegetable productions of a country or of a geological period, as the flora of England, the flora of the coal period. Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers.   1
“Another Flora there, of bolder hues,
And richer sweets beyond our garden’s pride.”
Thomson: Summer.
   The animals of a period or country are called the Fauna; hence, the phrase the Flora and the Fauna of … . signifies all its vegetable and animal productions.   2
   Metropolis of Flora. Aranjuez, in Spain, is so called, from its many beautiful gardens.   3

 Floorer.Flora’s Dial. 


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