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Related to vulpine: fox, Rapha


1. Of, resembling, or characteristic of a fox.
2. Cunning; clever.

[Latin vulpīnus, from vulpēs, fox; see wl̥p-ē- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Zoology) Also: vulpecular of, relating to, or resembling a fox
2. possessing the characteristics often attributed to foxes; crafty, clever, etc
[C17: from Latin vulpīnus foxlike, from vulpēs a fox]


(ˈvʌl paɪn, -pɪn)

1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a fox.
2. cunning or crafty.
[1620–30; < Latin vulpīnus, derivative of vulp(ēs) fox]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vulpine - resembling or characteristic of a foxvulpine - resembling or characteristic of a fox; "vulpine cunning"


[ˈvʌlpaɪn] ADJ (lit, fig) → vulpino


adjschlau, listig
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