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Definition of 'fauna'

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This fostered his love of mountains, birds and all fauna and flora ; the last preoccupation almost certainly saved his life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Such waste can disrupt biodiversity by killing off flora and fauna. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Apart from their scarcity these landscapes derive value from the flora and fauna found in them. Cloke, Paul J (ed) Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations (1989)The experts leading each expedition will share their knowledge on the area and the local flora and fauna too. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The owner knows a great deal about local flora and fauna and can offer advice on walks suited to your interests. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The planners had asked for a report from an ecologist to help them decide whether it would damage any flora or fauna. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Few countries are as closely identified with their native fauna as Australia. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)South Africa have nicknames that are more easily identified with the local flora and fauna. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The plant has spawned human fatalities and engendered the strange fauna and flora found on the eerie headland where the derelict buildings remain. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Miles of bleached wooden board protect the flora and fauna - and keep your boots dry. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Three neighbours in an unnamed London borough are united in their fascination with the flora and fauna that lurks between the cracks in the concrete. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Your little ones can get to know the names of all the local flora and fauna in the Wildlife Detective programme. The Sun (2011)It lies less than 100 miles from Melbourne and is well set up for visitors to enjoy myriad up close experiences with the local fauna. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Victorian fashion for turning parlours and libraries into museums of preserved flora and fauna spoke of a resistance to decay, a denial of mortality. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)A few foxes might be kept in some national game reserve as a curiosity of the British fauna; that is all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)

Synonyms of 'fauna'

animal lfe, animals, creatures

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Translations for 'fauna'

British English: fauna /ˈfɔːnə/ NOUN
Animals, especially those in a particular area, can be referred to as fauna.
...the lake's remarkable flora and fauna.
  • American English: fauna
  • Arabic: حَيَوَانات
  • Brazilian Portuguese: fauna
  • Chinese: 动物群
  • Croatian: fauna
  • Czech: fauna
  • Danish: fauna
  • Dutch: fauna
  • European Spanish: fauna
  • Finnish: eläimistö
  • French: faune
  • German: Fauna
  • Greek: πανίδα
  • Italian: fauna
  • Japanese: 動物相
  • Korean: 동물군
  • Norwegian: fauna
  • Polish: fauna
  • European Portuguese: fauna
  • Romanian: faună
  • Russian: фауна
  • Spanish: fauna
  • Swedish: fauna
  • Thai: สัตว์ในท้องถิ่นหนึ่งๆ
  • Turkish: hayvanat
  • Ukrainian: фауна
  • Vietnamese: hệ động vật

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