silver fox

silver fox

silver fox ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a red fox in the color phase in which the fur is black with silver-gray ends on the longer hairs.

Origin of silver fox First recorded in 1760–70 Examples from the Web for silver fox Historical Examples of silver fox

  • She was wearing a moleskin coat with a deep collar of silver-fox.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner

    Coningsby Dawson

  • The silver-fox skin is the prize of the north, and this one was of the boy’s own harvesting.

    Romany of the Snows

    Gilbert Parker

  • Should the most valuable fox that runs be called a black-fox, or a silver-fox?

    The New North

    Agnes Deans Cameron

  • He nodded, yawned again, and removed his round cap of silver-fox fur to scratch his curly head.

    The Maid-At-Arms

    Robert W. Chambers

  • It was made entirely from the neck-part of the skins—the only part of the silver-fox which is pure black.

    The Young Voyageurs

    Mayne Reid

  • British Dictionary definitions for silver fox silver fox noun

    1. an American red fox in a colour phase in which the fur is black with long silver-tipped hairs
    2. the valuable fur or pelt of this animal
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