One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The animals of a particular region, habitat, or geological period.‘the flora and fauna of Siberia’Compare with flora‘islands that support one of the richest of all marine faunas’
living things, living beings, living creatures, the livingView synonyms
- ‘This park has a finely balanced natural harmony of flora and fauna.’
- ‘He said that a sustained preservation of flora and fauna in the forests would ensure good bio-diversity.’
- ‘The sheer variety of marine flora and fauna is enough to floor visitors.’
- ‘He is particularly interested in studying the flora and fauna of the regions they plan to pass through.’
- ‘Each of the study teams has come back with a wealth of photographs documenting the flora and fauna in these regions.’
- ‘They both shared a keen interest in the flora and fauna of the region.’
- ‘However, this union enabled more vigorous exchanges of flora and fauna between Africa and Eurasia.’
- ‘A slide show was organised after the talk, in which children were told about the role of flora and fauna in the ecosystem.’
- ‘Australia is home to more than one million species of flora and fauna, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.’
- ‘The shore is listed as an area of outstanding natural beauty and has a huge variety of flora and fauna.’
- ‘Nature, with her infinite variety of flora and fauna, is God's gift to humans.’
- ‘We only have a fraction of the flora and fauna that were there at first - the fossil record bears that out.’
- ‘The En Gedi Nature Reserve is home to the region's most splendid flora and fauna.’
- ‘An international team of scientists descended on the area to study its diverse flora and fauna.’
- ‘Are we really aware of the varied forms of flora and fauna found in the coastal regions of the country?’
- ‘Apart from some other things, Sri Lanka is famous for its many rare species of flora and fauna.’
- ‘Divers from all over the world enthuse about the underwater flora and fauna found in the depths of Cork's best dive sites.’
- ‘The Rangers' goal is to reintroduce native flora and fauna to the city's parks.’
- ‘Even different species of flora and fauna find a place of reverence.’
- ‘The creation of the wildlife garden would help sustain native flora and fauna in the region.’
- 1.1 A book or other work describing or listing the animal life of a region.
creature, beast, living thing, being, bruteView synonyms
- ‘A similar instance can be found in other published faunas.’
Late 18th century: modern Latin application of Fauna, the name of a rural goddess, sister of Faunus.
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