Definition of Gray fox

1. Noun. Dark grey American fox; from Central America through southern United States.

Exact synonyms: Grey Fox, Urocyon Cinereoargenteus
Generic synonyms: Fox
Group relationships: Genus Urocyon, Urocyon

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gray Fox

gray-leaf pine
gray-scale ultrasonography
gray alder
gray area
gray areas
gray birch
gray cataract
gray catbird
gray collar
gray collie syndrome
gray columns
gray degeneration
gray eminence
gray fibres
gray flounder
gray fox (current term)
gray goldenrod
gray hat
gray hats
gray hen
gray hepatisation
gray induration
gray infiltration
gray iron
gray jay
gray jays
gray kingbird
gray langur
gray layer of superior colliculus
gray lemming

Literary usage of Gray fox

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Putnam's Magazine: Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art, and National by John Walter Osborne (1870)
"The gray fox, which is much smaller and less valuable than the Red, is the southern ... The Prairie fox, the Cross fox, and the Black or Silver-gray fox ..."

2. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... Indian Nicknames of Army Officers — Ridiculous Appellations — Gray Beard — General Crook's Indian Name — Why they Call Him "The gray fox. ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"C. Virginianus (gray fox.) Body entirely silvery- gray, with a cast of red about ... gray fox, Catesby, Carolina, n. 78. Virginian Fox, Shaw. Zool. i. 325. ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"From the fact that in the bone caves of the United States no skulls of the red fox have been found, while those of the gray fox are common, it is believed ..."

5. Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Katharine Berry Judson (1913)
"COYOTE AND gray fox Ponca gray fox was very fat Coyote said, ... Elder brother," said the gray fox, " I lie down on the trail in the way of those who carry ..."

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