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black fox

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noun
  1. a red fox in a color phase in which its fur is mostly black.
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Origin of black fox

An Americanism dating back to 1595–1605
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Historical Examples

  • Black-fox was principal chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1810.

    Myths of the Cherokee

    James Mooney

  • Should the most valuable fox that runs be called a black-fox, or a silver-fox?

    The New North

    Agnes Deans Cameron

  • The missionary—Burbanks got two black-fox pups, male and female, and mated these when they were mature.

    The New North

    Agnes Deans Cameron

  • A good silver, or black-fox is worth here about one hundred dollars in barter.

    The New North

    Agnes Deans Cameron