Dictionary.com

canid

[ kan-id, key-nid ]
/ ˈkæn ɪd, ˈkeɪ nɪd /
Save This Word!

noun

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

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of canid

1885–90; <New Latin Canidae, equivalent to Can(is) a genus, including the dog and wolf (Latin: dog) + -idae-id2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
What's This Word?