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canine

ca·nine

canine

 
 
pronunciation:
keI naIn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, related to, or similar to dogs, foxes, and wolves.
This wolf is the largest of the canine species.She's studying canine behavior at present.
definition 2: of or pertaining to the pointed teeth between the incisors and molars.
The child's canines have not come in yet.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an animal of the dog family.
Coyotes and wolves are canines.
 
similar words:
hound
definition 2: a pointed tooth between the incisors and molars.
Canines are used for tearing foods.
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