vulpecide

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 16 Apr. 2024.

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