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Japanese (きつね) (kitsune)

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Noun

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kitsune

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  1. literally, a fox, especially:
    —in a Japanese context
    —the Japanese red fox Vulpes vulpes japonica
  2. (mythology) a Japanese fox spirit, normally female, said to have powers such as shape-shifting, and whose power is symbolized by increase in number of tails

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