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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