cross fox

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noun

a red fox in the color phase in which the fur is reddish brown with a dark stripe down the back and another over the shoulders.

Nearby words

  1. cross bedding,
  2. cross bridging,
  3. cross buck,
  4. cross colour,
  5. cross flap,
  6. cross hair,
  7. cross hairs,
  8. cross index,
  9. cross infection,
  10. cross matching

Origin of cross fox

First recorded in 1765–75

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Examples from the Web for cross fox

  • By the way, a cross-fox is not a hybrid; he bears the sign of the cross on his shoulders, and so his name.

    The New North|Agnes Deans Cameron