One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of or relating to a division of the dog family Canidae that comprises the foxlike forms; resembling a fox; vulpine. Contrasted with "thooid".
A foxlike member of the family Canidae; a fox.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From ancient Greek ἀλώπηξ fox + -oid.
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