Canine letter
Canine Ca*nine", a. [L. caninus, fr. canis dog: cf. F. canin. See {Hound}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the family {Canid[ae]}, or dogs and wolves; having the nature or qualities of a dog; like that or those of a dog. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pointed tooth on each side the incisors. [1913 Webster]

{Canine appetite}, a morbidly voracious appetite; bulimia.

{Canine letter}, the letter r. See {R}.

{Canine madness}, hydrophobia.

{Canine tooth}, a tooth situated between the incisor and bicuspid teeth, so called because well developed in dogs; usually, the third tooth from the front on each side of each jaw; an eyetooth, or the corresponding tooth in the lower jaw. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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