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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.
Those already on the site include Reynards Bakeries, Karma Mobility and John's of Studley.
Robbie Fox, owner of Dublin club Reynards, said the decision would mean 20,000 "very unhappy people" spilling out on the streets at the same time, making the problem even worse.
Davies is an associate of the Manchester based Reynards, which also has outlets in Scotland, theMidlands and London.
Job loses totalling 160 have hit the Midland's motor-racing industry after component supplier Reynards Motor Sport went into receivership and Jordan Grand Prix revealed the cost of a restructuring drive.
They have entered two Mopar-powered Reynards to compete in the LMP class and Playstation has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with ORECA to support its Le Mans effort.