bat-eared fox

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Definition of bat-eared fox

: a large-eared yellowish-gray fox (Otocyon megalotis) that inhabits arid unforested areas of eastern and southern Africa

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Recent Examples on the Web The park is also home to an array of wildlife, including the springbok, Cape mountain zebra, black wildebeest, and the bat-eared fox. Gulnaz Khan, National Geographic, "Looking to escape the cold? Head to South Africa," 19 Nov. 2019 Like many bats, the bat-eared fox eats insects, especially termites. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "For the Fourth, bring out the (San Diego Zoo) babies!," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of bat-eared fox

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Bat-eared fox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bat-eared%20fox. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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