Definitions for: Fauna


[n] a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
[n] all the animal life in a particular region



Webster (1913) Definition: Fau"na, n. [NL.: cf. F. faune. See Faun.] (Zo["o]l.)
The animals of any given area or epoch; as, the fauna of
America; fossil fauna; recent fauna.

Synonyms: animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature

Antonyms: flora, vegetation

See Also: accumulation, acrodont, adult, aggregation, animal group, animal kingdom, animal tissue, Animalia, assemblage, avifauna, being, biology, biota, biped, captive, caput, chordate, collection, conceptus, creepy-crawly, critter, darter, dead animal, domestic animal, embryo, face, female, fertilized egg, fictional animal, game, giant, head, herbivore, insectivore, invertebrate, kingdom Animalia, larva, male, marine animal, mate, metazoan, migrator, molter, moulter, mutant, offspring, omnivore, organism, peeper, pet, pleurodont, predator, predatory animal, prey, pureblood, purebred, quarry, racer, scavenger, sea animal, stayer, stunt, survivor, thoroughbred, varment, varmint, vermin, work animal, young, zooplankton

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