A small gray colored fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in North America or (Pseudalopex griseus) in South America. Gray foxes have thick, coarse gray fur with yellowish guard hairs. Fox pelts have been used for trim, capes, collars, and cuffs. The hoary fox (Vulpes cana) of Europe is also sometimes called a gray fox.
Synonyms and Related Terms
hoary fox; North America (Urocyon cinereoargenteus); South America (Pseudalopex griseus);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "gray fox" Encyclopædia Britannica [Accessed November 8, 2001].
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937