vulpicide

or vul·pe·cide

[ vuhl-puh-sahyd ]
/ ˈvʌl pəˌsaɪd /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. vulnerable,
  2. vulnerable phase,
  3. vulnerary,
  4. vulpecula,
  5. vulpecular,
  6. vulpine,
  7. vulsellum,
  8. vulture,
  9. vulturine,
  10. vulturous

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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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