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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

Pets or Predators? 10 Things About Australia’s Famous Dog, the Dingo Meredith Kaufman June 12, 2012

Historical Examples

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5 Various
The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 5 Various
In Pawn Ellis Parker Butler
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard
Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

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.
canines [(kay-neyenz)]


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