A small nocturnal fox (Vulpes zerda syn. Fennecus zerda) of desert regions of northern Africa, having fawn-colored fur and large pointed ears.
A small, fawn-colored desert fox (Fennecus zerda) of N Africa and Arabia, with large eyes and ears.
Origin of fennec
- Arabic fanak
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Arabic فنك (fának).