or vul·pe·cide

[ vuhl-puh-sahyd ]
/ ˈvʌl pəˌsaɪd /

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


vul·pi·cid·al, adjectivevul·pi·cid·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples 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