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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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, standing adjacent to each other in central California, had also lost their populations of red fox and river otter.
I presume he means the red fox of Europe; as does Kalm, where he says ‖, that in size 'they do not quite come up to our foxes.'
They shared the meadow with a red fox who hunted it for rodents, mostly, but wasn't averse to chewing on whatever juicy bugs she could catch there.
By the time mammoth leg-bone posts -- with red fox tails tied to them and baskets woven with brightly dyed grasses inverted on top -- were raised to mark the throwing line, the day was beginning to take on a feeling of celebration.
The red fox was missing from Bryce Canyon National Park.
For proceeding next to the red fox of America, he says 'they are entirely the same with the European sort.'