Part of speech: noun

The animals living within a given area or a stated period.

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Usage examples "fauna":

  1. These are the fauna of the Barren Grounds. - "Popular Adventure Tales", Mayne Reid.
  2. There was also the native fauna. - "A Prisoner in Turkey", John Still.
  3. Their relative age is best told by the fauna with which they are associated. - "The Elements of Geology", William Harmon Norton.