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vulpicide

or vul·pe·cide

[vuhl-puh-sahyd]
noun British.
  1. the act of killing a fox other than by hunting it with hounds.
  2. 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
Related formsvul·pi·cid·al, adjectivevul·pi·cid·ism, noun
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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