Kit fox
Kit Kit, n. [See {Kitten}.] A kitten. [1913 Webster]

{Kit fox} (Zo["o]l.), a small burrowing fox ({Vulpes velox}), inhabiting the region of the Rocky Mountains. It is brownish gray, reddish on the breast and flanks, and white below. Called also {swift fox}. [1913 Webster]


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  • kit-fox — 1812, perhaps from a shortening of KITTEN (Cf. kitten), in reference to smallness …   Etymology dictionary

  • Kit fox — For other uses, see Kit (disambiguation). Kit fox[1] San Joaquin kit fox Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Kit Fox — Taxobox name = Kit FoxMSW3 Wozencraft | id = 14000878] status = LC trend = down status system = iucn2.3 status ref = IUCN2007 | assessors = Sillero Zubiri, C. Hoffmann, M. | year = 2004 | title = Vulpes macrotis | id = 41587 | downloaded = 2008… …   Wikipedia

  • kit fox — noun 1. small grey fox of southwestern United States; may be a subspecies of Vulpes velox • Syn: ↑Vulpes macrotis • Hypernyms: ↑fox • Member Holonyms: ↑Vulpes, ↑genus Vulpes 2. small grey fox of the plains of western North America …   Useful english dictionary

  • kit fox — amerikinė stepinė lapė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Vulpes velox angl. kit fox; swift fox vok. Kit Fuchs rus. американский корсак pranc. renard véloce ryšiai: platesnis terminas – lapės …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • kit fox — noun Etymology: 4kit Date: 1805 1. a. swift fox b. a fox (Vulpes macrotis) of the southwestern United States and Mexico with exceptionally large ears and a black tip on the tail 2. the fur or pelt of a kit fox …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kit fox — amerikinė didžiaausė lapė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Vulpes macrotis angl. kit fox rus. американская лисица ryšiai: platesnis terminas – lapės …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • kit fox — noun a small nocturnal fox found in the south western US. [Vulpes macrotis.] Origin C19: prob. from kit2 (because of its small size) …   English new terms dictionary

  • kit fox — either of two small gray foxes, Vulpes macrotis and V. velox, found on plains and in open, sandy areas of western North America, commercially valuable for their fur. [1795 1805, Amer.; prob. special use of KIT3] * * * …   Universalium

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