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vulpicide

or vulpecide

[vuhl-puh-sahyd] /ˈvʌl pəˌsaɪd/
noun, British
1.
the act of killing a fox other than by hunting it with hounds.
2.
a person who kills a fox by means other than hunting it with hounds.
Origin of vulpicide
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin vulpi- (stem of vulpēs) fox + -cide
Related forms
vulpicidal, adjective
vulpicidism, noun
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  • Perchance, in time, Reynard may take up his abode with us, when vulpicide shall be punished by real ostracism.

    Patroclus and Penelope Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • I am loth to do it, but wishing to be an impartial historian, am compelled to state that the badger is capable of vulpicide.

    The Badger Alfred E. Pease

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