I. noun Date: 15th century 1. [Middle English, from Latin (dens) caninus canine tooth] a conical pointed tooth; especially one situated between the lateral incisor and the first premolar — see tooth illustration 2. dog 1a; broadly canid II. adjective Etymology: Latin caninus, from canis dog — more at hound Date: 1607 1. of or resembling that of a dog <
canine loyalty
2. of or relating to dogs or to the family (Canidae) including the canids

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