Definition of Arctic fox in English:

Arctic fox

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noun

  • A small fox with a thick coat that turns white in winter, found on the tundra of North America and Eurasia.
    • Alopex lagopus, family Canidae
    More example sentences
    • Crested Auklet populations are declining due to predation at nesting sites by introduced predators such as Arctic foxes, red foxes, and rats.
    • Whales, seabirds and wildflowers are the biggest attractions, but grey and common seals, Arctic foxes, reindeer (imported from Norway in the late eighteenth century) and a variety of other species add to the appeal.
    • From the ground, Arctic foxes, ground squirrels, and people are a persistent threat.

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