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red fox

noun
1.
a fox, Vulpes vulpes, usually having orangish-red to reddish-brown fur.
Origin of red fox
1630-1640
1630-40, Americanism
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  • I saw a red fox running up the slope, and dismounting I took a quick shot at three hundred yards, and scored a hit.

  • Pale-face—he sleep, but he wake soon when red fox make sign of totem.

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • red fox shifted uneasily, frightened at the audacity of the thing, but sympathetically interested all the same.

    Red Fox Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Could it be that, after all, Mackintosh had been mistaken, or that red fox had deluded them?

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • A few nights later the red fox slouched up to the cabin with some herbs for the step-mother.

  • The cross fox is a cross between the black or silver and the red fox.

    Hudson Bay R.M. Ballantyne
  • These instructions had their effect upon the sagacious brain of red fox.

    Red Fox Charles G. D. Roberts
  • For an hour or more red fox sulked and marvelled in his dry retreat.

    Red Fox Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The red fox is very common, and a species called the blue, is very abundant near the coast.

    Along Alaska's Great River Frederick Schwatka
  • It was about this time that red fox discovered an interesting trick of the partridges.

    Red Fox Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for red fox

red fox

noun
1.
the common fox, Vulpes vulpes, which has a reddish-brown coat: family Canidae, order Carnivora (carnivores)
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