from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various widely distributed carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, which includes the foxes, wolves, dogs, jackals, and coyotes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any member of the family Canidae, including dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes and jackals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any doglike animal of the family canidae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A carnivorous mammal of the family Canid├Ž.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles


From New Latin Canidae, family name, from Canis, type genus, from Latin canis, dog; see canine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • Penny Arcade (5/21/07):

    "I dreamed our world had been conquered by malevolent, spacefaring dog-men, known as the Canid."

    December 3, 2007