Any of several members of an omniverous canine family (genus Vulpes). Foxes generaly are mdium sized wide dogs with pointed ears, narrow muzzles, and bushy tails. Available in many colors, their thick fur has long been popular for coats, stoles, and muffs. For varieties see: black fox, blue fox, cross fox, gray fox, kit fox, silver fox, and white fox.
Synonyms and Related Terms
ræv (Dan.); Fuchs (Deut.); zorro (Esp.); renard (Fr.); vossen (Ned.); lis (Pol.); raposa (Port.); rävar (Sven.)
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Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "fox" Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. [Accessed 18 Oct. 2005].
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox (Accessed Jan. 25, 2006)
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998