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of or like a dog; relating to or characteristic of dogs:
canine loyalty.
Anatomy, Zoology. of or relating to the four pointed teeth, especially prominent in dogs, situated one on each side of each jaw, next to the incisors.
a canid, or member of the dog family Canidae.
a dog.
a canine tooth; cuspid.
Contemporary Examples

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The Hip Hop Inauguration Stanley Crouch December 18, 2008
Are You There, Nobody? It’s Me, Margaret Candida Moss October 11, 2014
Oklahoma Tornado Devastation: What the Twister Left Behind Michael Daly May 21, 2013
The Abysmal, Pathetic Obamacare Rollout Nick Gillespie October 16, 2013

Historical Examples

The Well-Beloved Thomas Hardy
Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson Compiled From Family Letters and Reminiscences Sarah N. Randolph
The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
Sporting Dogs Frank Townend Barton

of or resembling a dog; doglike
of, relating to, or belonging to the Canidae, a family of mammals, including dogs, jackals, wolves, and foxes, typically having a bushy tail, erect ears, and a long muzzle: order Carnivora (carnivores)
of or relating to any of the four teeth, two in each jaw, situated between the incisors and the premolars
any animal of the family Canidae
a canine tooth



Noun A canine tooth.


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