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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. 2016.
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  • “She's going to have the red-fox piped down to the village,” said Mrs. Daggett.

    An Alabaster Box Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  • His old hunting cap was replaced by a new one made of the skin of a red-fox, with the bushy tail hanging at one side.

    The Cave by the Beech Fork Henry S. Spalding
  • From them always came mixed litters of red-fox, cross-fox, and black and silver.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
British Dictionary definitions for red-fox

red fox

the common fox, Vulpes vulpes, which has a reddish-brown coat: family Canidae, order Carnivora (carnivores)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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