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avifauna

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noun avi·fau·na \ˌā-və-ˈfȯ-nə, ˌa-, -ˈfä-nə\

Definition of avifauna

  1. :  the birds or the kinds of birds of a region, period, or environment

avi·fau·nalplay \-ˈfȯ-nəl, -ˈfä-\ adjective


Origin of avifauna

New Latin, from Latin avis + New Latin fauna


First Known Use: 1873

Rhymes with avifauna


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