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fen·nec

 (fĕn′ĭk)
n.
A small nocturnal fox (Vulpes zerda syn. Fennecus zerda) of desert regions of northern Africa, having fawn-colored fur and large pointed ears.

[Arabic fanak.]

fennec

(ˈfɛnɛk)
n
(Animals) a very small nocturnal fox, Fennecus zerda, inhabiting deserts of N Africa and Arabia, having pale fur and enormous ears
[C18: from Arabic fenek fox]

fen•nec

(ˈfɛn ɛk)

n.
a small large-eared desert fox, Fennecus zerda, of N Africa and Arabia.
[1780–90; < Arabic fanak < Persian]
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