vulpine
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin vulpinus, from vulpes fox; perhaps akin to Greek alōpēx fox — more at alopecia Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or resembling a fox 2. foxy, crafty <
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  • Vulpine — Vul pine (?; 277), a. [L. vulpinus, from vulpes a fox.] Of or pertaining to the fox; resembling the fox; foxy; cunning; crafty; artful. [1913 Webster] {Vulpine phalangist} (Zo[ o]l.), an Australian carnivorous marsupial ({Phalangista vulpina} syn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vulpine — index artful, insidious, machiavellian, sly, subtle (insidious), surreptitious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • vulpine — ou vulpuline (vul pi n ou vul puli n ) s. f. Terme de chimie. Principe colorant jaune citron tiré du lichen vulpinus, L., evernia vulpina, Acharius …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • vulpine — pertaining to a fox, fox like, 1620s, from L. vulpinus of or pertaining to a fox, from vulpes, earlier volpes (gen. vulpis, volpis) fox, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • vulpine — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or reminiscent of a fox or foxes. ORIGIN Latin vulpinus, from vulpes fox …   English terms dictionary

  • vulpine — [vul′pīn, vul′pin] adj. [L vulpinus, foxlike < vulpes, a fox] 1. of or like a fox or foxes 2. clever, cunning, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Vulpine — Trinigy Unternehmensform GmbH Gründung 2003 Unternehmenssitz Sitz in Eningen u. A., Offices in Austin (Texas) Unternehmensleitung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • vulpine — /vul puyn, pin/, adj. 1. of or resembling a fox. 2. cunning or crafty. [1620 30; < L vulpinus, equiv. to vulp(es) fox + inus INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • vulpine — adjective a) Of, or pertaining to a fox. b) Having the characteristics of a fox, foxlike …   Wiktionary

  • vulpine — Synonyms and related words: Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, arch, artful, astute, cagey, canine, canny, clever, crafty, cunning, cute, deceitful, deep, deep laid, designing, diplomatic, doggy, feline, foxlike, foxy, guileful, ingenious,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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