Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun canis_familiaris

1 sense of canis familiaris

Sense 1
dog, domestic dog, Canis familiaris -- (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")
       => canine, canid -- (any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles)
       => domestic animal, domesticated animal -- (any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment)

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