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canid

[ kan-id, key-nid ]
/ ˈkæn ɪd, ˈkeɪ nɪd /
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noun

any animal of the dog family Canidae, including the wolves, jackals, hyenas, coyotes, foxes, and domestic dogs.

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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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Scientific definitions for canid

canid
[ kănĭd, kānĭd ]

Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, which includes the dogs, wolves, foxes, coyotes, and jackals.
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