kit fox

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]

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — …   Useful english dictionary

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