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Related to genus Canis: Caninae
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|Noun||1.||genus Canis - type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals|
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
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
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