Definition of fennec in English:

fennec

(also fennec fox)

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

Late 18th century: via Arabic from Persian fanak, fanaj.

Pronunciation:

fennec

/ˈfenik/