Canid definition

kănĭd, kānĭd
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Any of various widely distributed carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, which includes the foxes, wolves, dogs, jackals, and coyotes.
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Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, which includes the dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes, and jackals.
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Any member of the family Canidae, including dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes and jackals.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
canid
Plural:
canids

Origin of canid

  • From New Latin Canidae family name from Canis type genus from Latin canis dog canine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition