Fox vs Raccoon - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between fox and raccoon

is that fox is a red fox, small carnivore (Vulpes vulpes), related to dogs and wolves, with red or silver fur and a bushy tail while raccoon is a nocturnal omnivore native to North America, typically with a mixture of gray, brown, and black fur, a mask-like marking around the eyes and a striped tail; Procyon lotor.

As a verb fox

is to trick, fool or outwit (someone) by cunning or ingenuity.

As a proper noun Fox

is {{surname|from=Middle English}} derived from the name of the animal.

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fox

English

(wikipedia fox)

Noun

(es)
  • A red fox, small carnivore (Vulpes vulpes ), related to dogs and wolves, with red or silver fur and a bushy tail.
  • *15th century ,
  • *:The fox went out on a chase one night, / he prayed to the Moon to give him light, / for he had many a mile to go that night / before he reached the town-o, town-o, town-o. / He had many a mile to go that night / before he reached the town-o.
  • *
  • *:They burned the old gun that used to stand in the dark corner up in the garret, close to the stuffed fox that always grinned so fiercely. Perhaps the reason why he seemed in such a ghastly rage was that he did not come by his death fairly. Otherwise his pelt would not have been so perfect. And why else was he put away up there out of sight?—and so magnificent a brush as he had too.
  • Any of numerous species of small wild canids resembling the red fox. In the taxonomy they form the tribe Vulpini within the family Canidae, consisting of nine genera (see the ).
  • The fur of a fox.
  • A fox terrier.
  • The , so called from its yellow color.
  • A cunning person.
  • (lb) A physically attractive man or woman.
  • *1993 , (Laura Antoniou), (w) , p.90:
  • *:And Jerry was cute, you know, I liked him, but Frank was a total fox . And he was rougher than Jerry, you know, not so cultured.
  • *2012 , Adele Parks, Still Thinking of You
  • *:It wasn't just that Jayne was a fox – although, fuck, was she ever a fox. That arse, those tits, those lips. They could have a really good time together.
  • (lb) A small strand of rope made by twisting several rope-yarns together. Used for seizings, mats, sennits, and gaskets.
  • (lb) A wedge driven into the split end of a bolt to tighten it.
  • (lb) A sword; so called from the stamp of a fox on the blade, or perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox.
  • *(rfdate) (William Shakespeare)
  • *:Thou diest on point of fox .
  • Synonyms

    * (a mammal related to dogs and wolves) tod * (attractive man or woman) see also

    Hyponyms

    * vixen (feminine form )

    Hypernyms

    * canid

    Derived terms

    * crazy like a fox * fox grape * Fox Islands * Fox River * fox snake * fox sparrow * fox squirrel * fox terrier * fox trot * foxaline * foxery * foxfire * fox-fire * fox-fur * fox-furred * foxglove * foxhole * fox-hole * foxhound * fox-hunt * foxish * foxless * fox-like * foxling * foxly * fox-mark * foxship * foxtail * foxtailed * foxter * foxtrot/fox-trot * foxy * firefox * kit fox * red fox * silver fox * sly as a fox

    See also

    * * Reynard * kitsune

    References

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    Verb

    (es)
  • To trick, fool or outwit (someone) by cunning or ingenuity.
  • To confuse or baffle (someone).
  • This crossword puzzle has completely foxed me.
  • To act slyly or craftily.
  • To discolour paper. Fox marks are spots on paper caused by humidity.
  • The pages of the book show distinct foxing .
  • To make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment.
  • To turn sour; said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting.
  • To intoxicate; to stupefy with drink.
  • * (Samuel Pepys)
  • I drank so much wine that I was almost foxed .
  • To repair (boots) with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of.
  • Derived terms

    * outfox

    raccoon

    Alternative forms

    * racoon * rarowcun * r'coon (colloquial contraction)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A nocturnal omnivore native to North America, typically with a mixture of gray, brown, and black fur, a mask-like marking around the eyes and a striped tail; Procyon lotor .
  • * 1624 , John Smith, Generall Historie , in Kupperman 1988, p. 64:
  • Before a fire upon a seat like a bedsted, he sat covered with a great robe, made of Rarowcun skinnes, and all the tayles hanging by.
  • * 2010 , Charlie Brooker, "Screen Burn", The Guardian , 3 Apr 2010:
  • Thus we're presented witha man who has the head of his penis bitten off by a raccoon , then bleeds to death in a forest.
  • Any mammal of the genus Procyon .
  • Any mammal of the subfamily Procyoninae, a procyonine.
  • Any mammal of the family Procyonidae, a procyonid.
  • Synonyms

    * (Procyon lotor) coon (colloquial), (common raccoon), (North American raccoon), northern raccoon

    Derived terms

    * coon * coon dog * coonhound * (Cozumel raccoon) * crab-eating raccoon * in a raccoon's age / in a coon's age * (pygmy raccoon) * (raccoon butterfly) * (raccoon butterflyfish), * raccoon dog * raccoon eyes