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red fox

noun
  1. a fox, Vulpes vulpes, usually having orangish-red to reddish-brown fur.
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Origin of red fox

An Americanism dating back to 1630–40
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Historical Examples of red fox

  • From them always came mixed litters of red-fox, cross-fox, and black and silver.

    The New North

    Agnes Deans Cameron

  • His old hunting cap was replaced by a new one made of the skin of a red-fox, with the bushy tail hanging at one side.

  • “She's going to have the Red-Fox piped down to the village,” said Mrs. Daggett.

    An Alabaster Box

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley


British Dictionary definitions for red fox

red fox

noun
  1. the common fox, Vulpes vulpes, which has a reddish-brown coat: family Canidae, order Carnivora (carnivores)
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