type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
Syn: ↑genus Canis
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Canidae, ↑family Canidae
Member Meronyms: ↑dog, ↑domestic dog, ↑Canis familiaris, ↑wolf, ↑jackal, ↑Canis aureus

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\\ˈkānə̇s, -ˈa-, -ˈä-\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, dog — more at hound
: the chief and type genus of the dog family including the domestic dogs, the wolves and jackals, and sometimes in older classifications the foxes

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Canis /kanˈis/
The dog genus, typical of the family Canidae
ORIGIN: L, dog

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