Fennec meaning

fĕnĭk
A small nocturnal fox (Vulpes zerda syn. Fennecus zerda) of desert regions of northern Africa, having fawn-colored fur and large pointed ears.
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A small, fawn-colored desert fox (Fennecus zerda) of N Africa and Arabia, with large eyes and ears.
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A small fox of the species Vulpes zerda, found in the Sahara (excluding the coast) and having distinctive oversized ears.
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Origin of fennec

  • Arabic fanak

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Arabic فنك (fának).

    From Wiktionary