Meaning of “fauna” in the English Dictionary

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"fauna" in British English

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faunanoun [ U, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˈfɔː.nə/ us /ˈfɑː.nə/ specialized

all the animals that live wild in a particular area:

While she was in Hawaii, she studied the local flora and fauna.

(Definition of “fauna” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fauna" in American English

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faunanoun [ U ]

us /ˈfɔ·nə/

biology all the animals of a particular area or period of time

(Definition of “fauna” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)