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fennec

[ fen-ek ]
/ ˈfɛn ɛk /
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noun
a small, pale yellowish-brown fox, Fennecus zerda, of northern Africa, having large, pointed ears.
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Origin of fennec

1780–90; <Arabic fanak<Persian
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British Dictionary definitions for fennec

fennec
/ (ˈfɛnɛk) /

noun
a very small nocturnal fox, Fennecus zerda, inhabiting deserts of N Africa and Arabia, having pale fur and enormous ears

Word Origin for fennec

C18: from Arabic fenek fox
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