kit fox

noun

Definition of kit fox 

1a : swift fox

b : a fox (Vulpes macrotis) of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico with exceptionally large ears and a black tip on the tail

2 : the fur or pelt of a kit fox

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The Fish and Game Commission has banned the trapping of river otters, desert kit foxes and red foxes, among other species. Louis Sahagun, latimes.com, "Lawsuit aims to end commercial fur trapping in California," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of kit fox

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for kit fox

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