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.
Origin of cross fox
First recorded in 1765–75
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From them always came mixed litters of red-fox, cross-fox, and black and silver.
By the way, a cross-fox is not a hybrid; he bears the sign of the cross on his shoulders, and so his name.