A Word A Day : Fauna

Word of 5th July 2007: A Word A Day-Fauna


( Noun )

Fauna (FAW nuh): animals

• We saw little evidence of fauna on our walk through the woods. We did, however, see plenty of flora, or plants.

Flora and fauna means plants and animals. The terms are used particularly in describing what lives in a particular region or environment.

• Arctic fauna are very different from tropical fauna.

• In Jim's yard, the flora consists mostly of weeds.

• It's easy to remember which of these words means what. Just remember fawns and flowers.

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