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red fox

a fox, Vulpes vulpes, usually having orangish-red to reddish-brown fur.
Origin of red fox
1630-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for red fox
  • The red fox's resourcefulness has earned it a legendary reputation for intelligence and cunning.
  • Physically, this animal resembles a large, red fox more than its wolf relatives.
  • That's exactly what a wild red fox did when she was play-boxing with another fox.
  • Because of increased demand for long-haired fur, there has been heavy trapping pressure on foxes, especially the red fox.
  • The red fox is abundant, widely distributed over the park, and frequently seen.
  • Response to camera stations by red fox was fairly high.
  • Some of the mammals such as raccoon, red fox and coyote play the role of scavengers, as well as predators.
  • More familiar species, particularly the red fox, will be affected.
  • Is a nocturnal animal that is more aggressive and less wary than a red fox.
  • The swift fox is about one-half the size of the red fox.
British Dictionary definitions for red fox

red fox

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