red fox


: a usually orange-red to reddish-brown Holarctic fox (Vulpes vulpes) that has a white-tipped tail compare silver fox sense 1

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Examples of red fox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite being half the age of most wildlife photographers, Parham has covered a lot of ground in the Bay Area — documenting birds of prey, bobcats, coyotes and the thieving red foxes whose antics stealing food from distracted golfers are infamous at San Jose’s Los Lagos Golf Course. John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 6 July 2024 Deer, red fox and coyotes can be spotted traipsing around the park. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 28 June 2024 The virus has infected mammals, too, including bobcats, raccoons, red foxes and a dolphin in Florida, which died. Sam Ogozalek, Orlando Sentinel, 23 June 2024 Virus found in at least 88 mammals in the U.S. , including harbor seals, red foxes, skunks and a bottlenose dolphin. Dinah Voyles Pulver, USA TODAY, 15 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for red fox 

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Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of red fox was in 1742

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“Red fox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

red fox

: a usually orange-red to reddish brown fox with a white-tipped tail compare silver fox

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