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Any of various widely distributed carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, which includes the foxes, wolves, dogs, jackals, and coyotes.
[From New Latin Canidae, family name, from Canis, type genus, from Latin canis, dog; see canine.]
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any animal of the dog family
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can•id(ˈkæn ɪd, ˈkeɪ nɪd)
any member of the dog family Canidae, including the wolves, jackals, coyotes, foxes, and domestic dogs.
[1885–90; < New Latin Canidae <Canis genus of dogs and wolves]
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|Noun||1.||canid - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles|
carnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
wolf - any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs
Canis aureus, jackal - Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair
wild dog - any of various undomesticated mammals of the family Canidae that are thought to resemble domestic dogs as distinguished from jackals or wolves
fox - alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
paw - a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
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