Meaning of “flora and fauna” in the English Dictionary

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"flora and fauna" in British English

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flora and faunanoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌflɔː.rə ən ˈfɔː.nə/ us /ˌflɔːr.ə ən ˈfɑː.nə/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • A collection of the flora and fauna was to be made, as well as a map of the country passed through. 
  • Bio-geography shows an increasing impoverishment in the flora and fauna, of small islands with distance from the mainland. 
  • By what flora and fauna were they surrounded? 
  • The influence of an island habitat upon its human occupants resembles that upon its flora and fauna, but is less marked. 
  • These conditions determine the singular character both of its flora and fauna. 

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

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