from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a natural family of doglike mammals including the domestic dogs, wolves, jackals, foxes, hyenas, and coyotes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of digitigrade carnivorous mammals, of the order Feræ, suborder Fissipedia, and series Cynoidea; the dog tribe, Canina, or canine quadrupeds, such as dogs, wolves, and foxes.

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

  • n. dogs; wolves; jackals; foxes


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  • It usually refers to sentient beings, while the rest is described with "canidae".


  • Dogs canidae are also obligate carnivores but are specialized for pack hunting.

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  • In its internal anatomy, digestive as well as generative, the hyaena is nearer to the cat than the dog, but it possesses the _caecum_, or blind gut, which is so large in the canidae, small in the felines, and totally absent in the bears.

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  • Red Wolves, scientific name Canis rufus, belong to the dog family, canidae.


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