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or rey·nard  (rā′nərd, -närd′, rĕn′ərd)
A fox.

[Middle English Renard, Reynard, from Old French Renart and Middle Dutch Reynaert, the name of the fox in the beast epic Roman de Renart.]


(ˈrɛnəd; ˈrɛnɑːd; ˈreɪnəd; ˈreɪnɑːd)
(European Myth & Legend) a name for a fox, used in medieval tales, fables, etc
[from earlier Renard, Renart, hero of the French bestiary Roman de Renart: ultimately from the Old High German name Reginhart, literally: strong in counsel]


(ˈreɪ nɑrd, -nərd, ˈrɛn ərd)

a name given to the fox, orig. in the medieval beast epic Reynard the Fox.
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Noun1.Reynard - a conventional name for a fox used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'Reynard - a conventional name for a fox used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
References in classic literature ?
That's for me, as I am a Fox," said Master Reynard, and he walked up to the foot of the tree.
One black chicken which the administrator could not catch, black as night and as silent, not even croaking, awaiting Reynard, still went to roost in the next apartment.
Professor John Loughlin Dr Louise Reynard and their colleagues at Newcastle University have been studying the genes that cause osteoarthritis.
EJECTED house party guest Paul Reynard bit off part of a man's ear in a "horrendous and cowardly" attack.
THE Almondbury Community Exhibition commemorating WW1 was privileged to have two generations of descendants of Reynard Donkersley, holder of the Military Cross, at its opening.
Turney BW, Appleby PN, Reynard JM, Noble JG, Key TJ, Allen NE.
Contractor address : Old Electrical Works, Reynard Mills Business Park, Windmill Road, London,
Also on hand to receive the donations were Pat O'Connor, chair of the Technology Department at LIT; Valerie Worry, program director for the process operating technology program; Betty Reynard, vice president of academic affairs and workforce development for LIT; and Joanne Brown, director of development at LIT.
Critique: In "A Clean Pair of Hands", author Oscar Reynard has written a deftly crafted, complex, and sophisticated novel where the unfolding story is told from diverse viewpoints.
School farm manager Lucy Reynard said: "With so many grazing animals at our farm and the awfully long winter that stopped our grass from growing, we have had a bit of a shortage.
Righteous local nobleman the Comte de Reynard (Alfred Molina) launches a campaign to have the shop closed, dividing loyalties in the community.