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black fox

noun
1.
a red fox in a color phase in which its fur is mostly black.
Origin of black fox
1595-1605
1595-1605, Americanism
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  • A good silver, or black-fox is worth here about one hundred dollars in barter.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • black-fox was principal chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1810.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • The missionary—Burbanks got two black-fox pups, male and female, and mated these when they were mature.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • Should the most valuable fox that runs be called a black-fox, or a silver-fox?

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron

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