arctic fox

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arctic fox

also Arctic fox
n.
A fox (Vulpes lagopus) of Arctic regions, having fur that is white or light gray in winter and brown or blue-gray in summer.

arctic fox

n
(Animals) a fox, Alopex lagopus, of arctic regions, whose fur is dark grey in the summer and white in the winter. See also blue fox

arc′tic fox′


n.
a thickly furred short-eared fox, Alopex lagopus, of the arctic regions that is brownish gray in summer and white in winter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arctic fox - thickly-furred fox of Arctic regionsArctic fox - thickly-furred fox of Arctic regions; brownish in summer and white in winter
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
Alopex, genus Alopex - arctic foxes
blue fox - a variety of Arctic fox having a pale grey winter coat
Translations

arctic fox

nvolpe f polare or bianca
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