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 Canidæ.
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
Count me among the few not captivated by Anderson's animated adaptation of Roald Dahl's book; I found it as stilted and twee as the title canid's tippy-toe gait.
Steve-- if you go into my archives you will find some material on the New England wild canid, which is rather like the red wolf but apparently a bit different genetically.
Whatta Good Dog, I have always felt having a dog about is essential for anyone who lives in a rural area, I mean a real Dog sized dog, not like an animated dustmop or some other gerbil sized canid.
Allaby took 45 samples from the wounds of the deer carcasses with the aim of testing specifically for DNA from the saliva of any canid (for instance dog or fox) or felid (cat) species which had killed or scavenged from the deer.
Even now, watching this seventy-pound lump of brown and white canid sprawled across the couch, farting in his sleep (he just can't help ruining the planet!)
In this study, I compare patterns of intracranial allometry and morphologic diversity between the domestic dog and wild canid species.
We use geometric morphometrics to quantify the diversity of skull shape in 106 breeds of domestic dog, in three wild canid species, and across the order Carnivora.
Unlike any other North American canid, the kit fox uses burrows year round.
The Ethiopian wolf (Canis simensis, EN) is an endemic species found in the Afroalpine ecosystem of the Ethiopian Highlands; with less than 450 individuals in seven small and isolated populations, this wolf is the rarest canid in the world.
These pedomorphic or neotenous dogs, who retain more features of juvenile members of canid species into adulthood, look least like adult wolves.