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Definition of CANINE

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Canine \Ca*nine"\, n. (Anat.)
     A canine tooth.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Canine \Ca*nine"\, a. [L. caninus, fr. canis dog: cf. F. canin. See {Hound}.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the family {Canid[ae]}, or dogs and wolves; having the nature or qualities of a dog; like that or those of a dog. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pointed tooth on each side the incisors. [1913 Webster]

     {Canine appetite}, a morbidly voracious appetite; bulimia.

     {Canine letter}, the letter r. See {R}.

     {Canine madness}, hydrophobia.

     {Canine tooth}, a tooth situated between the incisor and bicuspid teeth, so called because well developed in dogs; usually, the third tooth from the front on each side of each jaw; an eyetooth, or the corresponding tooth in the lower jaw. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "canine":
     Seeing Eye dog, amphibian, aquatic, baby tooth, bandog, bicuspid, biped, bitch, bowwow, bucktooth, cannibal, carnivore, cosmopolite, crown, cuspid, cutter, deciduous tooth, dent, denticle, denticulation, dentil, dentition, dog, doggy, dogtooth, eyetooth, fancy dog, fang, feline, fore tooth, foxlike, foxy, gagtooth, gang tooth, gnawer, gold tooth, grinder, guide dog, gyp, herbivore, hound, incisor, insectivore, invertebrate, kennel, lap dog, lupine, mammal, mammalian, marsupial, marsupialian, milk tooth, molar, omnivore, pack of dogs, peg, permanent tooth, pivot tooth, pooch, premolar, primate, pup, puppy, quadruped, reptile, rodent, ruminant, scavenger, scrivello, sheep dog, show dog, sled dog, slut, snag, snaggletooth, tooth, toy dog, tush, tusk, tyke, ungulate, varmint, vermin, vertebrate, vulpine, watchdog, whelp, wisdom tooth, wolfish, working dog


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