black fox

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noun

a red fox in a color phase in which its fur is mostly black.

Nearby words

  1. black flux,
  2. black fly,
  3. black fog,
  4. black forest,
  5. black forest cake,
  6. black friar,
  7. black friday,
  8. black frost,
  9. black game,
  10. black gang

Origin of black fox

An Americanism dating back to 1595–1605

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Examples 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