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fauna

fau·na / ˈfônə; ˈfänə/ • n. (pl. -nas / -nəz/ or -nae / -nē/ ) the animals of a particular region, habitat, or geological period: the flora and fauna of Siberia islands that support one of the richest of all marine faunas. Compare with flora. ∎  a book or other work describing or listing the animal life of a region. DERIVATIVES: fau·nal / ˈfônl; ˈfänl/ adj. fau·nis·tic / fôˈnistik; fä-/ adj.

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fauna the animals of a particular region, habitat, or geological period. The term is recorded from the late 18th century, and is a modern Latin application of Fauna, the name of a rural goddess, sister of Faunus.

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fauna animals of a region or epoch. XVIII. modL. application of the proper name Fauna of a rural goddess, sister of Faunus (see prec.).

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fauna All the animal life normally present in a given habitat at a given time. See also macrofauna; microfauna. Compare flora.

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fauna (adj. faunal, faunistic) The animal life of a region or geologic period. Compare FLORA.

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fauna (adj. faunal, faunistic) The animal life of a region or geological period.

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fauna(adj.faunal, faunistic) The animal life of a region or geological period.

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"fauna." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 28 Apr. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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faunabelladonna, Connor, donna, goner, gonna, honour (US honor), Maradona, Mashona, O'Connor, Shona, wanna •corner, fauna, forewarner, Lorna, Morna, mourner, sauna, scorner, suborner, warner •softener • Faulkner •downer, uptowner •sundowner •Arizona, Barcelona, boner, condoner, corona, Cremona, Desdemona, donor, Fiona, groaner, Iona, Jonah, kroner, Leona, loaner, loner, moaner, Mona, owner, Pamplona, persona, postponer, Ramona, stoner, toner, Valona, Verona, Winona •landowner • homeowner • shipowner •coiner, joiner, purloiner •crooner, harpooner, lacuna, lacunar, lampooner, Luna, lunar, mizuna, Oona, oppugner, Poona, pruner, puna, schooner, spooner, Tristan da Cunha, tuna, tuner, Una, vicuña, yokozuna •honeymooner • Sunna • Brookner •koruna

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