silver fox

silver fox
noun Date: circa 1792 a genetically determined color phase of the common red fox in which the fur is black tipped with white

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  • Silver fox — can refer to several animals:*The melanin related discoloration of Vulpes vulpes , a genetically determined color phase of the common Red Fox in which the fur is black tipped with white. See Tame Silver Fox. *A critically endangered American… …   Wikipedia

  • Silver fox — Silver Sil ver, a. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. Silver hair. Shak. [1913 Webster] Others, on silver lakes and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silver fox — n. 1. a variety of North American red fox with black fur having individual hairs that are silvery white near the tips, often bred for its pelt 2. the fur of this fox …   English World dictionary

  • Silver Fox — Superherobox caption=Silver Fox comic color=background:#ff8080 character name=Silver Fox real name=Silver Fox species=Human publisher=Marvel Comics debut= Wolverine vol. 2 #10, (August, 1989) creators= Chris Claremont (writer), John Buscema… …   Wikipedia

  • silver fox — a red fox in the color phase in which the fur is black with silver gray ends on the longer hairs. [1760 70] * * * ▪ red fox colour variation       (Vulpes fulva), red fox of North America in that colour phase when the fur is black with… …   Universalium

  • silver fox — sil′ver fox′ n. mam a red fox in the color phase in which the blackish fur has silver gray tips • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • silver fox — noun a) A red fox with pale yellow or (rarely) silver to black fur. b) A person with graying hair who has sex appeal …   Wiktionary

  • silver fox — A fox noted for the value of its pelt. A fox which can be bred, raised, and pelted in captivity. Fromm Bros. v United States (DC Wis) 35 F Supp 145 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • silver fox — noun red fox in the color phase when its pelt is tipped with white • Hypernyms: ↑red fox, ↑Vulpes vulpes …   Useful english dictionary

  • silver fox — noun a red fox of a North American variety which has black fur with white tips …   English new terms dictionary

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