What does fauna mean?

Definitions for fauna
ˈfɔ nəfau·na

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fauna, zoology(noun)

    all the animal life in a particular region or period

    "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"

  2. animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna(noun)

    a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Wiktionary

  1. fauna(Noun)

    animals considered as a group; especially those of a particular country, region, time, etc.

    Etymology: New Latin, from Fauna, sister of Faunus 'god of forests and herdsmen'; akin to Ancient Greek θαῦνον, thýs 'jackal, wild dog; panther', Phrygian dáos 'wolf'.

  2. fauna(Noun)

    a book, cataloguing the animals of a country etc.

    Etymology: New Latin, from Fauna, sister of Faunus 'god of forests and herdsmen'; akin to Ancient Greek θαῦνον, thýs 'jackal, wild dog; panther', Phrygian dáos 'wolf'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fauna(noun)

    the animals of any given area or epoch; as, the fauna of America; fossil fauna; recent fauna

    Etymology: [NL.: cf. F. faune. See Faun.]

Freebase

  1. Fauna

    Fauna is all of the animal life of any particular region or time. The corresponding term for plants is flora. Flora, fauna and other forms of life such as fungi are collectively referred to as biota. Zoologists and paleontologists use fauna to refer to a typical collection of animals found in a specific time or place, e.g. the "Sonoran Desert fauna" or the "Burgess Shale fauna". Paleontologists sometimes refer to a sequence of faunal stages, which is a series of rocks all containing similar fossils.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fauna

    fawn′a, n. animals collectively, or those of a particular country, or of a particular geological period:—pl. Faun′æ, Faun′as.—n. Faun, a Roman rural deity, protector of shepherds.—adj. Faun′al.—n. Faun′ist, one who studies a fauna. [L. faunus, from favēre, fautum, to favour.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fauna in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fauna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fauna in a Sentence

  1. Waight Keller:

    The veil was a huge part of the conversations that we had early on. We talked about what we wanted to do in terms of trying to embrace some of the royal connections in there, and a lot of the work that she's going to probably do in the future is going to be connected to the Commonwealth ... and I said 'wouldn't it be amazing if we took the 53 countries of the Commonwealth and embroidered a flower and some flora and fauna from each one of those and that they would go up the aisle, that journey up the aisle with you'.

  2. Fredrick Kyalo Manthi:

    The discovery of Nanopithecus browni reaffirms Kenyas contribution to understanding the evolution and diversity of Pliocene fauna and the environmental contexts in which they lived, environmental changes during the Plio-Pleistocene may have influenced the present-day distribution of guenons.

  3. Tom Hatton:

    Therefore, the EPA concluded the proposal would threaten the viability of some species of subterranean fauna, animals which live underground, such as stygofauna.

  4. Treasurer Frydenberg:

    This has been an ecological disaster, a disaster that is still unfolding, we know that our native flora and fauna have been very badly damaged.

  5. Tim Davenport:

    Along with our discoveries of the Kipunji, Matilda's horned viper and other reptiles and frogs, this new chameleon really seals the deal as regards the boundary of the Eastern Arcs, it is very clear now that the so-called Makambako Gap doesn't exist zoologically, and that the Southern Highlands is every bit as biodiverse and endemic-rich as all other Eastern Arc Mountains. With its own unique fauna and flora the region thus warrants as much protection as we can possibly afford it.

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