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kit fox

either of two small gray foxes, Vulpes macrotis and V. velox, found on plains and in open, sandy areas of western North America, commercially valuable for their fur.
Origin of kit fox
1795-1805, Americanism; probably special use of kit3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Like his cousin, the kit fox, he is not especially quick-witted.

  • Still another species, the smallest and perhaps the most interesting of any, is the “kit fox.”

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
  • Droppings of the kit fox show an abundance of bones of small mammals of kangaroo rat size, among them those of spectabilis.

    Life History of the Kangaroo Rat Charles T. Vorhies and Walter P. Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for kit fox

kit fox

another name for swift fox
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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