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Fox fur fibers at 200x


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, Red fox, Cross fox, Gray fox, Kit fox, Silver fox, and White fox.

Fox fur fibers at 500x; polarized light

Synonyms and Related Terms

ræv (Dan.); Fuchs (Deut.); zorro (Esp.); renard (Fr.); vossen (Ned.); lis (Pol.); raposa (Port.); rävar (Sven.)

Resources and Citations

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998