Definition of Canis familiaris

1. Noun. A member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds. "The dog barked all night"




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canis Familiaris

Candy
Canella-alba
Canella winterana
Canellaceae
Canes Venatici
Canetti
Canfield
Cangjie
Canicula
Canidae
Canis
Canis Major
Canis Minor
Canis aureus
Canis dingo
Canis familiaris
Canis latrans
Canis lupus
Canis lupus tundrarum
Canis niger
Canis rufus
Canna edulis
Canna generalis
Canna indica
Cannabidaceae
Cannabis indica
Cannabis sativa
Cannaceae
Cannae
Cannaregio

Literary usage of Canis familiaris

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1. Australia Twice Traversed: The Romance of Exploration, Being a Narrative by Ernest Giles (1889)
"... depot—Jimmy's escape—A " canis familiaris "—An innocent lamb—Sage-bush scrubs— Groves of oak-trees—Beautiful green flat—Crab-hole water —Bold and abrupt ..."

2. Elementary Textbook of Economic Zoology and Entomology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Rennie Wilbur Doane (1915)
"So that canis familiaris, the scientific ... There might be a Merula familiaris, or a Musca familiaris in the list, but not a second canis familiaris. ..."

3. Catalogue of the Hunterian Collection in the Museum of the Royal College of by Museum, Royal College of Surgeons in London (1831)
"canis familiaris Australasiae—Des: Fig.—White's Journal of a Voyage to New Holland. ... 300. Skeleton of a large Newfoundland Spaniel. canis familiaris ..."

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