HyperDic: canis_familiaris

English > 1 sense of the expression Canis familiaris:
NOUNanimalCanis familiaris, dog, domestic doga member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times
English > Canis familiaris: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningA member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds.
Synonymsdog, domestic dog
Member ofCanis, genus Canistype genus of the Canidae
packA group of hunting animals
PartsflagA conspicuously marked or shaped tail
NarrowerGreat PyreneesBred of large heavy-coated white dogs resembling the Newfoundland
LeonbergA large dog (usually with a golden coat) produced by crossing a St Bernard and a Newfoundland
Mexican hairlessAny of an old breed of small nearly hairless dogs of Mexico
Newfoundland, Newfoundland dogA breed of very large heavy dogs with a thick coarse usually black coat
basenjismall smooth-haired breed of African origin having a tightly curled tail and the inability to bark
corgi, Welsh corgiEither of two Welsh breeds of long-bodied short-legged dogs with erect ears and a fox-like head
cur, mongrel, muttAn inferior dog or one of mixed breed
dalmatian, coach dog, carriage dogA large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots
griffon, Brussels griffon, Belgian griffonBreed of various very small compact wiry-coated dogs of Belgian origin having a short bearded muzzle
hunting dogA dog used in hunting game
lapdogA dog small and tame enough to be held in the lap
pooch, doggie, doggy, barker, bow-wowinformal terms for dogs
poodle, poodle dogAn intelligent dog with a heavy curly solid-colored coat that is usually clipped
pug, pug-dogsmall compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle
puppyA young dog
spitzAny of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail
toy dog, toyAny of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
working dogAny of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
Broadercanine, canidAny of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
domestic animal, domesticated animalAny of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
Spanishcanino, canis familiaris, can, perra, perro doméstico, perro, perros
Catalanca, canis familiaris, Canis familiaris, gos domèstic, gos, gossa

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