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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A living organism characterized by voluntary movement; All the animal life in a particular region or period.

Usage examples (38)
  • The fauna of China
  • To be noted among the fauna is the endemic venado de páramo (Mazana americana carrikeri), and the león colorado (Felis concolor bangsi).
  • The list of endangered or near extinct fauna is extensive.
  • The fauna is consistent with that sort of environment as well. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The student botanist will not learn much about the local "fauna" (animals, as distinguished from plant life) unless he is also a "fawner" (one who fawns, a sycophant or toady) to the owner of the property.
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