[ vuhl-puh-sahyd ]
/ ˈvʌl pəˌsaɪd /
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.
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Origin of vulpicide
1820–30; <Latin vulpi- (stem of vulpēs) fox + -cide
OTHER WORDS FROM vulpicidevul·pi·cid·al, adjectivevul·pi·cid·ism, noun
Words nearby vulpicide
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Example sentences from the Web for 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