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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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British Dictionary definitions for kit-fox

kit fox

noun
1.
another name for swift fox
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Word Origin and History for kit-fox
n.

1812, perhaps from a shortening of kitten, in reference to smallness.

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