fennec

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noun fen·nec \ˈfe-nik\

Definition of fennec

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

Origin and Etymology of fennec

Arabic fanak


First Known Use: 1790


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