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

  • n. The birds of a specific region or period.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. A treatise upon the birds of a given region.

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

  • n. the birds of a particular region or period

Etymologies

Latin avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots + fauna.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from Latin avis ("bird") + New Latin fauna ("animals"), from Latin Faunus ("god of herdsmen") (Wiktionary)

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