or vul·pe·cide


noun British.

the act of killing a fox other than by hunting it with hounds.
a person who kills a fox by means other than hunting it with hounds.

Origin of vulpicide

1820–30; < Latin vulpi- (stem of vulpēs) fox + -cide
Related formsvul·pi·cid·al, adjectivevul·pi·cid·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vulpicide

Historical Examples of vulpicide

  • Perchance, in time, Reynard may take up his abode with us, when vulpicide shall be punished by real ostracism.

    Patroclus and Penelope

    Theodore Ayrault Dodge

  • I am loth to do it, but wishing to be an impartial historian, am compelled to state that the badger is capable of vulpicide.

    The Badger

    Alfred E. Pease