red fox


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red fox

n.
A fox (Vulpes vulpes) found throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, characteristically having reddish fur.

red fox

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

red′ fox′


n.
any of several foxes of the genus Vulpes, usu. having reddish fur.
[1630–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.red fox - weedy annual with spikes of silver-white flowersred fox - weedy annual with spikes of silver-white flowers
Celosia, genus Celosia - annual or perennial herbs or vines of tropical and subtropical America and Asia and Africa
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.red fox - New World foxred fox - New World fox; often considered the same species as the Old World fox
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
3.red fox - the common Old World foxred fox - the common Old World fox; having reddish-brown fur; commonly considered a single circumpolar species
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
black fox - red fox in the color phase when its pelt is mostly black
silver fox - red fox in the color phase when its pelt is tipped with white
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
The huntsman standing in the hollow moved and loosed his borzois, and Nicholas saw a queer, short-legged red fox with a fine brush going hard across the field.
The new- born lamb was in his arms and the little red fox trotted by his side.
There was a sudden scamper of clawed feet before them, and a red fox dashed by in a frenzy of alarm toward the freedom of the outer night.
The red fox made him say all this, I knew, to exhibit him to me in the light he had indicated on the night when he poisoned my rest.
Coyotes also have been proposed as a means of reducing red foxes in the prairie pothole region of North America, thereby reducing red fox predation on duck nests (Sargeant and Arnold 1984).
The northern diamondback terrapin, red fox, snapping turtle, raccoon, rabbit, skunk, opossum and blue crab, all animals that do well living close to people, have adapted nicely to the rapid changes of the Meadowlands.
You can see red fox and blue heron, snapping turtles and cedar waxwings.
One shows a red fox that appears on the verge of leaping right out of the photograph, until it becomes clear that the animal was suspended in motion by a taxidermist rather than the photographer; the other, in an absurdly static composition, documents a dull natural history display illustrating the ultraslow phenomenon of shifting land masses beneath a headline reading "Continents in Motion.
SINCE its introduction to Australia in the 1870s, the red fox has gained a reputation as a common predator of livestock and a serious threat to native wildlife.
Population trends are documented from 1941 to 1997 for the 12 species of furbearing mammals harvested in Nebraska Populations of red fox (Vulpes vulpes), raccoon (Procyon lotor), beaver (Castor canadensis), coyote (Canis lupus), and bobcat (Lynx rufus) have increased during this period.
Target: Red Fox The red fox is not native to California.
They beautiful red fox is bogged down as he runs in the deep snow.