vulpecide

noun
vul·​pe·​cide
variants: or vulpicide \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌsīd \
plural -s

Definition of vulpecide

1 : a person killing a fox by means other than those of hunting with hounds
2 : the killing of a fox by means other than those of hunting with hounds

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History and Etymology for vulpecide

vulpecide irregular from Latin vulpes fox + English -cide; vulpicide from Latin vulpes fox + English -i- + -cide

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“Vulpecide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vulpecide. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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