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cross fox

a red fox in the color phase in which the fur is reddish brown with a dark stripe down the back and another over the shoulders.
Origin of cross fox
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • From them always came mixed litters of red-fox, cross-fox, and black and silver.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • By the way, a cross-fox is not a hybrid; he bears the sign of the cross on his shoulders, and so his name.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron

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