- a red fox in a color phase in which its fur is mostly black.
Origin of black fox
An Americanism dating back to 1595–1605
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Examples from the Web for black fox
Black-fox was principal chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1810.Myths of the Cherokee
Should the most valuable fox that runs be called a black-fox, or a silver-fox?
The missionary—Burbanks got two black-fox pups, male and female, and mated these when they were mature.
A good silver, or black-fox is worth here about one hundred dollars in barter.