gray fox


Definition of gray fox

: a fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) with coarse gray hair and white underparts that occurs from southern Canada to northern South America

Examples of gray fox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All bets are off, though, for catching a gray fox climbing a tree. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 6 June 2022 Physically, the Archeocyons was the size of today’s gray fox, with long legs and a small head. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2022 Sometimes, as in the case of the gray fox at Crissy Field Marsh, the animals may appear to be friendly, and people may be tempted to pet them or help them. Andres Picon, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Mar. 2022 Of the two types of foxes that call Michigan home — the red fox and the gray fox — Michiganders are more likely to hear a red fox because of its comfort living near humans, according to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Elissa Welle, Detroit Free Press, 18 Feb. 2022 With the help of a searchable online database, Nature to You brings everything from velvety gray fox pelts to a terrifying emperor scorpion specimens to students, sculptors, parents and park rangers. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Jan. 2022 The surprisingly large black-tailed jackrabbit is always a crowd-pleaser, as is the diminutive gray fox. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Jan. 2022 While the deer are unique pets in themselves, the family also has a propagation permit through the Pennsylvania Game Commission for gray fox. Brian Whipkey, USA TODAY, 7 Jan. 2022 Now, the ringtail sits alongside several other new additions: the Rock squirrel, fox squirrel, rat, raccoon, armadillo, bobcat, gray fox and axis deer. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 18 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gray fox

circa 1679, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gray fox was circa 1679

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11 Jun 2022

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“Gray fox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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