Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Canini — the dogs, wolves, jackals etc.

Etymologies

From Latin canis ("dog"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • These are the _large_ or _common wolf (Canis lupus_), and the barking or prairie wolf (_Canis latrans_).

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  • 'Canis' -- do we find the qualities of the domestic dog, or the slightest approach to them.

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  • Whereas a dog is classified as a Canis domesticus.

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  • But the Coyote, scientific name Canis latrans, are a mixed bag.

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  • I have Bully aka Canis Canem Edit aka Grand Theft Schoolyard sitting by my TV waiting for me to play it, and it's good and all, I suppose.

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  • One of these works, called the Canis carchariae dissectum caput, noted the resemblance between shark's teeth and certain fossils; Steno agreed with those who had suggested that the latter were somehow versions of the former, and began to develop an argument that this was possible.

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  • One of the two ancient constellations lying south of the zodiac, known as Canis Major and Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the

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  • Dogs (scientific name Canis lupus familiaris) are a subspecies of wolves, divided into a multitude of different breeds all in principle capable of interbreeding (though in some cases, physical relations between representatives of two breeds are unlikely or problematic - Chihuahuas and Great Danes, for example).

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  • Red Wolves, scientific name Canis rufus, belong to the dog family, canidae.

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  • Here's Gary, the sociopath from Rockstar's game Bully (also known as Canis Canem Edit)

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