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kit fox

noun
1.
either of two small gray foxes, Vulpes macrotis and V. velox, found on plains and in open, sandy areas of western North America, commercially valuable for their fur.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism; probably special use of kit3
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  • kit fox surveys have not been performed in other portions of the study area.
  • Notable wildlife species found in the area include the white-winged dove, desert tortoise, and desert kit fox.
  • The lower desert communities provide habitat for the kit fox and their favorite prey, the kangaroo rat.
British Dictionary definitions for kit fox

kit fox

noun
1.
another name for swift fox
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