Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

fennec

play
noun fen·nec \ˈfe-nik\

Definition of fennec

  1. :  a small pale-fawn fox (Vulpes zerda syn. Fennecus zerda) with large ears that inhabits the deserts of northern Africa and Arabia



Origin of fennec

Arabic fanak


First Known Use: 1790

Rhymes with fennec


Learn More about fennec


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fennec? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 10, 2016

to put in good humor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez spindrift duvet kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ