Definition of fauna noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɔːnə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːnə//
[uncountable, countable]
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all the animals living in an area or in a particular period of history the local flora and fauna (= plants and animals) (specialist) land and marine faunas Word Originlate 18th cent.: modern Latin application of Fauna, the name of a rural goddess, sister of Faunus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fauna