noun ca·nid \ˈka-nəd, ˈkā-\

Definition of canid

  1. :  any of a family (Canidae) of carnivorous animals that includes the wolves, jackals, foxes, coyote, and the domestic dog

Origin and Etymology of canid

New Latin Canidae, from Canis, type genus, from Latin canis

First Known Use: circa 1889

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