canis definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of carnivorous animals, associated with household Canidæ, such as the dogs and wolves.
    • The typical genus of the family Canidœ and subfamily Caninœ.
    • type genus of Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
    • A genus of carnivorous mammals, of the family Canidæ, including the dogs and wolves.
    • The typical genus of the family Canidœ and subfamily Caninœ.
    • type genus associated with the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals

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