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Definition of "canid" [can•id]

  • Any of various widely distributed carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, which includes the foxes, wolves, dogs, jackals, and coyotes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "canid" in a sentence
  • "Count me among the few not captivated by Anderson's animated adaptation of Roald Dahl's book; I found it as stilted and twee as the title canid's tippy-toe gait."
  • "Steve-- if you go into my archives you will find some material on the New England wild canid, which is rather like the red wolf but apparently a bit different genetically."
  • "Whatta Good Dog, I have always felt having a dog about is essential for anyone who lives in a rural area, I mean a real Dog sized dog, not like an animated dustmop or some other gerbil sized canid."