Origin of fennec
Examples from the Web for fennec
The fennec spends the heat of the day comfortably curled up in its burrow, with its nose tucked away under its big bushy tail.
The fennec is a creature of the desert, and lives in burrows which it scoops out in the sand.
And yet, correctly speaking, it was not a fox neither, but a fennec.The Young Yagers|Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for fennec
Word Origin for fennec
Word Origin and History for fennec
fox-like animal of Africa, 1790, from Arabic fenek, fanak "a name vaguely applied to various fur-bearing animals" [OED].