Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[Arabic fanak.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Arabic فنك (fának).

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