Sampson fox

noun
variants: or Samson fox \"-\

Definition of Sampson fox

:a red fox having a coat in which the guard hairs are lacking and the under fur is woolly and scorched looking due to genetic variation

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Origin and Etymology of sampson fox

probably after Samson, judge of Israel; from his tying torches to the tails of foxes to set fire to the grain of the Philistines, Judges 15:4–5


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