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

 

fauna

 noun
noun
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 Origin late 18th cent.: modern Latin application of Fauna, the name of a rural goddess, sister of Faunus.
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