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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [faw-nuh]
    • /ˈfɔ nə/
    • /ˈfɔː.nə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [faw-nuh]
    • /ˈfɔ nə/

Definitions of fauna word

  • noun plural fauna the animals of a given region or period considered as a whole. 1
  • noun plural fauna a treatise on the animals of a given region or period. 1
  • noun plural fauna (initial capital letter) Roman Religion. Bona Dea. 1
  • noun fauna an ancient Roman goddess of chastity and fertility. 1
  • noun fauna The animals of a particular region, habitat, or geological period. 1
  • noun fauna animals 1

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Origin of fauna

First appearance:

before 1765
One of the 46% newest English words
1765-75; < New Latin, special use of Latin Fauna, a feminine counterpart to Faunus; cf. Flora

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Parts of speech for Fauna


fauna popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fauna usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fauna

noun fauna

  • animality — the animal side of man, as opposed to the intellectual or spiritual
  • animalia — the taxonomic kingdom comprising all animals.
  • animals — Plural form of animal.
  • creatures — Plural form of creature.
  • beasts — Plural form of beast.

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