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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small nocturnal fox (Vulpes zerda, formerly Fennecus zerda) of desert regions of northern Africa, having fawn-colored fur and large pointed ears.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small fox of the species Vulpes zerda, found in the Sahara (excluding the coast) and having distinctive oversized ears.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small, African, foxlike animal (Vulpes zerda) of a pale fawn color, remarkable for the large size of its ears.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small African fox, the zerda, Vulpes zerda or Fennecus zerda.
  • n. A misnomer of an entirely different African fox, of the genus Megalotis or Otocyon.

Etymologies

Arabic fanak.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Arabic فنك (fának). (Wiktionary)

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