black fox


noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for black fox

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

    The New North|Agnes Deans Cameron
  • Black-fox was principal chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1810.

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

    The New North|Agnes Deans Cameron
  • Should the most valuable fox that runs be called a black-fox, or a silver-fox?

    The New North|Agnes Deans Cameron