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Rey·nardor rey·nard (rā′nərd, -närd′, rĕn′ərd)
[Middle English Renard, Reynard, from Old French Renart and Middle Dutch Reynaert, the name of the fox in the beast epic Roman de Renart.]
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Reynard(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]
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Reyn•ard(ˈreɪ nɑrd, -nərd, ˈrɛn ərd)
a name given to the fox, orig. in the medieval beast epic Reynard the Fox.
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|Noun||1.||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
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