fennec

fennec

[fen-ek]
noun
a small, pale yellowish-brown fox, Fennecus zerda, of northern Africa, having large, pointed ears.

Origin:
1780–90; < Arabic fanak < Persian

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fennec (ˈfɛnɛk)
 
n
a very small nocturnal fox, Fennecus zerda, inhabiting deserts of N Africa and Arabia, having pale fur and enormous ears
 
[C18: from Arabic fenek fox]

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