silver fox ExamplesWord Origin noun
- 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 silver-fox skin is the prize of the north, and this one was of the boy’s own harvesting.
Should the most valuable fox that runs be called a black-fox, or a silver-fox?
Agnes Deans Cameron
He nodded, yawned again, and removed his round cap of silver-fox fur to scratch his curly head.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for silver fox silver fox noun
- an American red fox in a colour phase in which the fur is black with long silver-tipped hairs
- the valuable fur or pelt of this animal