vulpicide

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vulpis (fox) + -cide.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvʌlpɪsaɪd/
  • Hyphenation: vul‧pi‧cide

Noun[edit]

vulpicide (countable and uncountable, plural vulpicides)

  1. Someone who kills foxes other than by hunting them with hounds.
    • 1910, Owen Jones, Marcus Woodward, A gamekeeper's note-book:
      Some of the foxes found dead on railway lines, by the way, have been put there after death by vulpicides.
    • 1928, Siegfried Sassoon, Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, Penguin 2013, page 121:
      ‘Seven months I've been worriting my guts out in London, and all on the off-chance of getting a seat in the office of that sanctimonious old vulpicide.’
  2. The killing of a fox.