silver fox

noun
a red fox in the color phase in which the fur is black with silver-gray ends on the longer hairs.

Origin:
1760–70

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silver fox
 
n
1.  an American red fox in a colour phase in which the fur is black with long silver-tipped hairs
2.  the valuable fur or pelt of this animal

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silver fox

(Vulpes fulva), red fox of North America in that colour phase when the fur is black with interspersed silver-tipped hairs. See fox.

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The silver fox, a fellow canid and close cousin of dogs that had never been domesticated, seemed the perfect choice.
Mink and silver fox are the only two valuable furbearers that have been successfully raised commercially.
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