bat-eared fox

noun

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

Example Sentences

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, 19 Nov. 2019 Like many bats, the bat-eared fox eats insects, especially termites. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, 3 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bat-eared fox was in 1930

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“Bat-eared fox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bat-eared%20fox. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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