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red fox

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

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


n.
any of several foxes of the genus Vulpes, usu. having reddish fur.
[1630–40, Amer.]
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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
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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.
Some time after the publication of Kidnapped we stopped for a short while in the Appin country, where we were surprised and interested to discover that the feeling concerning the murder of Glenure (the "Red Fox," also called "Colin Roy") was almost as keen as though the tragedy had taken place the day before.
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. For half a minute, with beady eyes, the wild thing studied them, with twitching sensitive nose reading the messages of the air.
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 juvenile red fox was brought to Cuan Wildlife Rescue near Much Wenlock on Saturday with painful, dry skin after being found by two women near Walsall.
The owner of the award-winning The Red Fox announced the closure on social media.
A young red fox living in Monet's garden in Giverny, France, admires the collage of colors in the landscape that surrounds him.
* increase in number or change in behaviour of smaller predators--mesopredator release, with adverse impacts on small fauna, for example, Red Fox without Dingo (Letnic et al.
by ONAThe Sultanate is home to 99 different types of mammals including the Arabian Oryx , Arabian Tiger, red fox, deer and rabbits.
Shoppers complained to the supermarket giant on Tuesday evening after spotting the 'red fox hunter jacket' for children aged 7 and older on its website.