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Arctic fox

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noun

a thickly furred, short-eared fox, Alopex lagopus, of the Arctic regions, brownish gray in summer and white in winter.

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Also called white fox.

Origin of Arctic fox

First recorded in 1765–75
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British Dictionary definitions for Arctic fox

arctic fox

noun

a fox, Alopex lagopus, of arctic regions, whose fur is dark grey in the summer and white in the winterSee also blue fox
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