- any animal of the dog family Canidae, including the wolves, jackals, hyenas, coyotes, foxes, and domestic dogs.
Origin of canid
1885–90; < New Latin Canidae, equivalent to Can(is) a genus, including the dog and wolf (Latin: dog) + -idae -id2
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Examples from the Web for canid
Domestic dogs, again, have varied more in size and in form than the whole family of Canid in a state of Nature.The Philosophy of Natural Theology
Indeed, no other canid that we know of has teeth so much adapted to a frugivorous diet as are those of C. fortidens.
The oldest and most central stock appears to be that of the dog family (Canid).Zoology: The Science of Animal Life
Amongst mammals, we see it strikingly displayed in Bats, and in a lesser degree in the Felid and Canid.On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
The parasites of the wolf, jackal, and fox family (Canid) have especial interest, as including those of the dog.Parasites
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Word Origin and History for canid
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, which includes the dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes, and jackals.
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