Fennec

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fennec fĕn"nĕk (Zoöl) A small, African, foxlike animal (Vulpes zerda) of a pale fawn color, remarkable for the large size of its ears.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fennec A small African fox, the zerda, Vulpes zerda or Fennecus zerda. It is of a pale-fawn or creamy-whitish color, the tail being black-tipped. It has a slender body, sharp snout, large pointed ears, upward of 3 inches long, and blue eyes. It is about a foot long without the tail, which is shorter than the body. The animal lives in burrows like other foxes, and is chiefly nocturnal in habits. There are several species of the genus Fennecus.
    • n fennec A misnomer of an entirely different African fox, of the genus Megalotis or Otocyon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fennec fen′ek a little African fox with large ears.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. fanek,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Moorish.

Usage

In literature:

As the smallest representatives of the wild dogs, we find in Africa the curious little creatures known as the Fennecs.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
THE FENNEC AND THE OSTRICH-EGGS.
"The Young Yagers" by Mayne Reid
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In news:

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' But have you heard about the fennec fox and the Dachshund.
Fennec Fox Ornament, Baby Camel Sponsorship, Zoo Pass.
' But have you heard about the fennec fox and the Dachshund .
CHEWY IS A 5-month-old fennec fox .
Fennec Fox Kits at Rosamond Gifford Zoo The Rosamond Gifford Zoo has two Fennec Fox Kits, Todd, a boy, and Vixey, a girl.
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