Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A carnivorous mammal of the family Canidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun any doglike animal of the family canidae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin Canidae, family name, from Canis, type genus, from Latin canis, dog; see canine.]

Examples

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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