AskDefine | Define canine

Dictionary Definition

canine adj
1 of or relating to a pointed conical tooth [syn: laniary]
2 of or relating to or characteristic of members of the family Canidae

Noun

1 one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars [syn: canine tooth, eyetooth, eye tooth, dogtooth, cuspid]
2 any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles [syn: canid]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Latin caninus

Adjective

canine
  1. Of, or pertaining to, the dog.
    canine consumption

Translations

pertaining to dogs

Noun

  1. A dog or wolf, as distinct from a fox, which is a vulpine.
  2. In heterodont mammals, the pointy tooth between the incisors and the premolars; a cuspid.
  3. In the context of "poker slang": A king and a nine as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em

Translations

dog or wolf
tooth

References

French

Adjective

  1. Form of feminine, canin

Italian

Adjective

canine
  1. Feminine plural form of canino

Extensive Definition

A canine may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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