fiants

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

obsolete
: the dung of the fox, wolf, boar, or badger

Word History

Etymology

Middle French fientes, plural of fiente dung, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin femita, from Late Latin femus, alteration of Latin fimus; probably akin to Latin fumus smoke

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“Fiants.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fiants. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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