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gray fox

n.
Any of several foxes having grizzled fur on the back and sides, especially Urocyon cinereoargenteus of southern North America, Central America, and northern South America, which has a black stripe down the tail and, unlike the red fox, climbs trees.
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Noun1.gray fox - dark grey American foxgray fox - dark grey American fox; from Central America through southern United States
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
genus Urocyon, Urocyon - grey foxes
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