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

Examples of kit fox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mitigation lands are now reverting back to habitat for San Joaquin kit foxes, blunt-nosed leopard lizards, burrowing owls and other at-risk species. Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2019 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, 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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“Kit fox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kit%20fox. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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