noun, plural fau·nas, fau·nae [faw-nee]. /ˈfɔ ni/.
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Origin of fauna
OTHER WORDS FROM faunafaunal, adjectivefau·nal·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for fauna
Flora, fauna and rustic landscapes feature in the five handsome prints in Julie Wolfe’s “Wildfires and Dreamfields,” but the natural world is not the primary concern of the Hemphill Artworks show.In the galleries: The Washington colorists and the CIA|Mark Jenkins|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
And as the floral life manifests itself all the native faunal life is also awakened to renewed activity.Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised)|Melvin Randolph Gilmore
Moore and Buck reported from this river several species that seem more typical of eastern faunal associations.
Under such conditions N. lutrensis seems to remain a minor faunal constituent.
Generally speaking, the members of the highland faunal assemblage have more restricted geographic ranges.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico|William E. Duellman
The persistency of species in the floral and faunal realms presents some hard nuts for the evolutionist to crack.Birds of the Rockies|Leander Sylvester Keyser
British Dictionary definitions for fauna
noun plural -nas or -nae (-niː)
Derived forms of faunafaunal, adjectivefaunally, adverb
Word Origin for fauna
Medical definitions for fauna
n. pl. fau•nas
Scientific definitions for fauna
Plural faunas faunae (fô′nē′)
Cultural definitions for fauna
Animals, especially the animals of a particular place and time.