fiants

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Definition of fiants

obsolete

  1. :  the dung of the fox, wolf, boar, or badger

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Origin and Etymology of fiants

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 — more at fume


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