Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fox of the genus Vulpes, characteristically having reddish fur, especially V. fulva of North America and V. vulpes of Europe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A common species of fox, Vulpes vulpes native to North America, Asia, Europe and North Africa; small, with reddish fur, but larger than the arctic fox.
  • n. A flowering plant, Celosia argentea, having brightly coloured flowers of several shades.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the common American fox (Vulpes fulvus), which is usually reddish in color.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. New World fox; often considered the same species as the Old World fox
  • n. weedy annual with spikes of silver-white flowers
  • n. the common Old World fox; having reddish-brown fur; commonly considered a single circumpolar species

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Examples

  • New York, where, from its earliest settlement, the red fox has been the standing prize for skill in the use of the trap and gun.

    Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers

  • But the red fox is the sportsman's prize, and the only fur-bearer worthy of note in these mountains.

    Winter Sunshine

  • I recently spent a summer month in a mountainous district in the State of New York, where, from its earliest settlement, the red fox has been the standing prize for skill in the use of the trap and gun.

    Winter Sunshine

  • Colorado is home to four species of fox, but the red fox is the only one that makes its home in Summit County.

    Glenwood Springs Post Independent - Top Stories

  • ARCTIC FOX: As temperatures rise, the Arctic fox's tundra and sea-ice habitat is shrinking, its lemming prey are becoming less abundant, and it faces increased competition and displacement by the red fox, which is moving northward.

    YubaNet.com

  • The trees and shrubs of the boreal forest to the south are bringing with them new animals such as the red fox, which is replacing the native Arctic fox.

    Edmonton Sun

  • But the red fox is the sportsman's prize, and the only fur-bearer worthy of note in these mountains. [

    In the Catskills Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs

  • Then, a red fox, its tail wrapped around its feet.

    Rogue Oracle

  • But that was the red fox, Vulpes Twickenhamis, who slipped out of the grandstand and on to the pitch during the pre-match ceremonies.

    England hang on to their grand design with sloppy win over Scotland

  • He remembers working at Many Glacier, the beauty of the landscape, the bear and grey wolf, the red fox and moose and goat.

    Julianne

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