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fauna

fau·na

fauna

 
 
pronunciation:
faw n
part of speech: noun
inflections: faunae, faunas
definition 1: animals collectively, esp. of a particular period, region, or environment. (Cf. flora.)
Among the various types of fauna living in the swamp are alligators and snakes.
 
definition 2: a written and often illustrated work that systematically describes the animals of a particular area or time.
derivations: faunal (adj.), faunally (adv.)