red fox

noun
1. weedy annual with spikes of silver-white flowers
Syn: ↑Celosia argentea
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Celosia, ↑genus Celosia
2. New World fox; often considered the same species as the Old World fox
Syn: ↑Vulpes fulva
Hypernyms: ↑fox
Member Holonyms: ↑Vulpes, ↑genus Vulpes
3. the common Old World fox; having reddish-brown fur; commonly considered a single circumpolar species
Syn: ↑Vulpes vulpes
Hypernyms: ↑fox
Hyponyms: ↑black fox, ↑silver fox
Member Holonyms: ↑Vulpes, ↑genus Vulpes

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noun
: a fox with bright orange red to dusky reddish brown fur that is usually considered to constitute a single circumpolar species (Vulpes vulpes) with several subspecies and that exhibits a marked tendency to deviation from the typical coloring — see black fox, cross fox, silver fox

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a fox, Vulpes vulpes, usually having orangish-red to reddish-brown fur. See illus. under fox.
[1630-40, Amer.]

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red fox noun
A common fox, native to Europe, parts of Asia, N Africa and N America, having a reddish-brown coat and white underparts
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Main Entry:red

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red fox,
1. the common reddish fox of North America.
2. any one of various reddish foxes of Europe, Africa, and Asia.
3. reddish fur of a fox.

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n. a common fox with a reddish coat, native to both Eurasia and North America and living from the Arctic tundra to the southern temperate regions. Vulpes vulpes, family Canidae

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Red fox — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Red Fox — (Ле Туке Париж Пляж,Франция) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: Angle rue Saint Jean & rue …   Каталог отелей

  • red fox — ☆ red fox n. 1. a common fox (Vulpes vulpes) of Europe and North America: cf. SILVER FOX 2. the reddish fur of this fox …   English World dictionary

  • red fox — red′ fox′ n. mam any of several foxes of the genus Vulpes, usu. having reddish fur • Etymology: 1630–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Red fox — For other uses, see Red fox (disambiguation). Red fox Temporal range: Mid Pleistocene–Recent European red fox (V. v. crucigera) Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Red Fox — Taxobox name = Red Fox status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref = IUCN2006|assessors = Macdonald, D.W. Reynolds, J.C. | year = 2004 | title = Vulpes vulpes | id = 23062 | downloaded = 2006 08 09 Database entry includes justification for why …   Wikipedia

  • red fox — rudoji lapė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Vulpes vulpes angl. common fox; common red fox; European fox; fox; red fox vok. Fuchs; nordischer Fuchs; Rotfuchs rus. красная лиса; лисица; обыкновенная… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • red-fox — sidabrinė celiozija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Celosia argentea), paplitęs atogrąžose. atitikmenys: lot. Celosia argentea angl. feather cockscomb; Lagos spinach; quail… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • red fox — /rɛd ˈfɒks/ (say red foks) noun → fox (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • red fox — a fox, Vulpes vulpes, usually having orangish red to reddish brown fur. See illus. under fox. [1630 40, Amer.] * * * or common fox Either of two fox species: Vulpes vulpes, found throughout Europe, temperate Asia, and northern Africa, and V.… …   Universalium

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