Definitions

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

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

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  • noun 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.
  • noun A flowering plant, Celosia argentea, having brightly coloured flowers of several shades.

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  • noun New World fox; often considered the same species as the Old World fox
  • noun weedy annual with spikes of silver-white flowers
  • noun 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

  • 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

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

    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.

    Vail Daily - Top Stories

  • 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

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

    Summit Daily News - Top Stories

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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