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Meaning of FAUNA

Pronunciation:  'fonu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  2. [n]  all the animal life in a particular region

FAUNA is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Animal life.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: and fish, animal kingdom, animal life, Animalia, animality, beasts, beasts of field, beasts of prey, big game, birds, brute creation, cattle, domestic animals, furry creatures, game, livestock, small game, stock, wild animals, wildlife