meaning of canid

canid meaning in General Dictionary

any doglike animal of the family members canidae

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  • some of numerous fissiped animals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles

canid meaning in Etymology Dictionary

person in the Canidae household (puppies, wolves, foxes, jackals), 1889, from contemporary Latin Canidae, from Latin canis "dog" (see canine (letter.)) + -idae.