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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The birds of a specific region or period.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A collective name for the birds of any given locality or geographical area; the fauna of a region or district so far as concerns birds.
  • noun A treatise upon the birds of a given region.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The birds, or all the kinds of birds, inhabiting a region.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The birds, or all the kinds of birds, inhabiting a region.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the birds of a particular region or period

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots + fauna.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

New Latin, from Latin avis ("bird") + New Latin fauna ("animals"), from Latin Faunus ("god of herdsmen")

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