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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. 2018.
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  • Little, dried-up geezer with a nose like a kit-fox's and a whine to his voice.

    The Uphill Climb

    B. M. Bower
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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Word Origin and History for kit-fox

1812, perhaps from a shortening of kitten, in reference to smallness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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