swift fox


: a small fox (Vulpes velox) with large ears that occurs on the plains of western North America

Examples of swift fox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smeeton is recognized for founding the first captive-breeding colony of swift fox intended solely for reintroduction and initiated swift fox reintroduction programs in Canada and the United States. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Oct. 2022 One of her brothers was named Swifty, which is meant to represent the swift fox and was picked in an e-newsletter poll by members of the National Zoo. Washington Post, 28 July 2021 Their carcasses support swift fox, golden eagles, grizzly bears, wolves, all the way down to beetles and nematodes. Louise Johns, Wired, 12 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swift fox was in 1845

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“Swift fox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swift%20fox. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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