red fox

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noun

a fox, Vulpes vulpes, usually having orangish-red to reddish-brown fur.

Origin of red fox

An Americanism dating back to 1630–40
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Examples from the Web for red fox

  • “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
  • 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.

    The Cave by the Beech Fork|Henry S. Spalding

British Dictionary definitions for red fox

red fox


noun

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