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fau·na

 (fô′nə)
n. pl. fau·nas or fau·nae (-nē′)
1. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Animals, especially the animals of a particular region or period, considered as a group.
2. A catalog of the animals of a specific region or period.

[Late Latin Fauna, sister of Faunus.]

fau′nal adj.
fau′nal·ly adv.
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fauna

(ˈfɔːnə)
n, pl -nas or -nae (-niː)
1. (Zoology) all the animal life of a given place or time, esp when distinguished from the plant life (flora)
2. (Zoology) a descriptive list of such animals
[C18: from New Latin, from Late Latin Fauna a goddess, sister of Faunus]
ˈfaunal adj
ˈfaunally adv
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fau•na

(ˈfɔ nə)

n., pl. -nas, -nae (-nē).
1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) the animals of a given region or period considered as a whole.
2. a list of the animals of a given region or period.
[1765–75; < New Latin, after Latin Fauna, a feminine counterpart to Faunus; compare flora]
fau′nal, adj.
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fau·na

(fô′nə)
The animals of a particular region or time period: tropical fauna; prehistoric fauna.
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fauna

1. the animal life of a particular time or region.
2. a study of or treatise on the animal life of a particular time or region. — faunal, adj.
See also: Animals
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fauna

All animals occupying a major geographical region.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fauna - all the animal life in a particular region or period; "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
biota, biology - all the plant and animal life of a particular region
avifauna - the birds of a particular region or period
animal group - a group of animals
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
2.fauna - a living organism characterized by voluntary movementfauna - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
ritual killing, sacrifice - the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
tracking, trailing - the pursuit (of a person or animal) by following tracks or marks they left behind
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
pest - any unwanted and destructive insect or other animal that attacks food or crops or livestock etc.; "he sprayed the garden to get rid of pests"; "many pests have developed resistance to the common pesticides"
critter - a regional term for `creature' (especially for domestic animals)
creepy-crawly - an animal that creeps or crawls (such as worms or spiders or insects)
darter - a person or other animal that moves abruptly and rapidly; "squirrels are darters"
peeper - an animal that makes short high-pitched sounds
homeotherm, homoiotherm, homotherm - an animal that has a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environmental temperature
ectotherm, poikilotherm - an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals
range animal - any animal that lives and grazes in the grassy open land of western North America (especially horses, cattle, sheep)
varment, varmint - any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
scavenger - any animal that feeds on refuse and other decaying organic matter
work animal - an animal trained for and used for heavy labor
domestic animal, domesticated animal - any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
feeder - an animal that feeds on a particular source of food; "a bark feeder"; "a mud feeder"
migrator - an animal (especially birds and fish) that travels between different habitats at particular times of the year
molter, moulter - an animal (especially birds and arthropods and reptiles) that periodically shed their outer layer (feathers or cuticle or skin or hair)
pet - a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
stayer - a person or other animal having powers of endurance or perseverance; "the horse that won the race is a good stayer"
stunt - a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth
marine animal, marine creature, sea animal, sea creature - any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals
female - an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)
male - an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
adult - any mature animal
young, offspring - any immature animal
pureblood, purebred, thoroughbred - a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses
giant - any creature of exceptional size
survivor - an animal that survives in spite of adversity; "only the fittest animals were survivors of the cold winters"
mutant - an animal that has undergone mutation
herbivore - any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants; "horses are herbivores"; "the sauropod dinosaurs were apparently herbivores"
insectivore - any organism that feeds mainly on insects
acrodont - an animal having teeth consolidated with the summit of the alveolar ridge without sockets
pleurodont - an animal having teeth fused with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without sockets
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
actinomycete - any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales
zooplankton - animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae
conceptus, fertilized egg, embryo - an animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
chordate - any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
metazoan - any animal of the subkingdom Metazoa; all animals except protozoans and sponges
omnivore - an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances
predatory animal, predator - any animal that lives by preying on other animals
prey, quarry - animal hunted or caught for food
game - animal hunted for food or sport
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Translations
حَيواناتحَيَوَانات
fauna
faunadyreliv
eläimistö
fauna
állatvilág
fána, dÿraríki
動物相
동물군
faunagyvūnija
fauna, dzīvnieku valsts
fauna
fauna
สัตว์ในท้องถิ่นหนึ่งๆ
direyfaunahayvanat
hệ động vật

fauna

[ˈfɔːnə] N (faunas or faunae (pl)) → fauna f
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fauna

[ˈfɔːnə] nfaune ffaux pas [ˌfəʊˈpɑː] nimpair mfava bean [ˈfɑːvəbiːn] (US) nfève f
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fauna

nFauna f
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fauna

[ˈfɔːnə] nfauna
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fauna

(ˈfoːnə) noun
the animals of a district or country as a whole. She is interested in South American fauna.
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fauna

حَيَوَانات fauna fauna Fauna πανίδα fauna eläimistö faune fauna fauna 動物相 동물군 fauna fauna fauna fauna фауна fauna สัตว์ในท้องถิ่นหนึ่งๆ hayvanat hệ động vật 动物群
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