canid

[kan-id, key-nid]

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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n.

member of the Canidae family (dogs, wolves, foxes, jackals), 1889, from Modern Latin Canidae, from Latin canis "dog" (see canine (n.)) + -idae.

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canid

[kănĭd, kānĭd]
  1. Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, which includes the dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes, and jackals.
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