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A small pale fox with large pointed ears, native to the deserts of North Africa and Arabia.
- ‘He was a little fennec fox, with short gray fur and huge ears.’
- ‘Almost all of the non-human DNA is from an animal called the fennec fox.’
- ‘The skull of the fennec fox is relatively short, broad over the braincase and tapers sharply toward the rostrum, forming a slender and narrow muzzle.’
Late 18th century: via Arabic from Persian fanak, fanaj.
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