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
rebane
kettu
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.
Confronting them, a dozen paces away, was a half-grown red fox.
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.
One day the headline in the Daily Post might read, 'Legislation has killed our native Red Fox.
Winter Dance" is told in sensitive poetic narrative, with song-like cadences, delicately illustrated by the finest, sparest brush of colors of whites, greens and browns, and fiery red fox colors.
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When the fine red fox feels the tingle of the first snowflake settling on his nose, he ponders how to pass the cold winter days ahead.
ABSTRACT--The Rocky Mountain Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes macroura), once common in the Blue Mountains ecoregion of northeastern Oregon, was considered rare in eastern Oregon by the 1930s and thought to be extirpated by the 1960s, when putatively new Red Fox populations began to appear.
The Arabian red fox Vulpes vulpes arabica is found in all regions of Saudi Arabia with some exceptions of the large sand deserts and the central areas of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In order to better understand the ecology of the golden jackal (Canis aureus) and interspecific relationships among carnivores, we studied its dietary pattern and the diet of its main competitor, the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) over a three-year period.
Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state to get endorsements from 24 state governments to have a day to honor American Indians.