Fauna meaning

fô'nə
Fauna are defined as the animals characteristic of a particular time period or a particular location.

The animals that are characteristic of the rain forest are an example of its fauna.

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Animals, especially the animals of a particular region or period, considered as a group.
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A catalog of the animals of a specific region or period.
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The animals of a specified region or time.

The fauna of North America.

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A descriptive list of such animals.
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Animals, especially the animals of a particular region or period, considered as a group.
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A catalog of the animals of a specific region or period.
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The animals of a particular region or time period.
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(uncountable) Animals considered as a group; especially those of a particular country, region, time, etc.
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(countable) A book, cataloguing the animals of a country etc.
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Origin of fauna

New Latin, from Latin Fauna, sister of Faunus 'god of forests and herdsmen'; akin to Ancient Greek θαῦνον (thaunon, “wild animal, beast”), thýs 'jackal, wild dog; panther', Phrygian dáos 'wolf'.