Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small fox (Vulpes macrotis) of western US and Mexican grasslands and deserts, having large ears and gray to buff or sometimes reddish fur with black at the tip of the tail.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The American corsak, or swift-fox, Vulpes velox, a small fox peculiar to western North America, where it lives in holes in the prairies.

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

  • noun small grey fox of the plains of western North America
  • noun small grey fox of southwestern United States; may be a subspecies of Vulpes velox

Etymologies

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

[Probably from kit, in reference to its small size.]

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