bat-eared fox


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

Examples of bat-eared fox in a Sentence

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,, 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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