kit fox


noun

either of two small gray foxes, Vulpes macrotis and V. velox, found on plains and in open, sandy areas of western North America, commercially valuable for their fur.

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Origin of kit fox

1795–1805, Americanism; probably special use of kit3
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Example sentences from the Web for kit-fox

  • Little, dried-up geezer with a nose like a kit-fox's and a whine to his voice.

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British Dictionary definitions for kit-fox

kit fox

noun

another name for swift fox
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