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English noun: domestic dog

1. domestic dog (animal) 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


SamplesThe dog barked all night.


SynonymsCanis familiaris, dog


Broader (hypernym)canid, canine, domestic animal, domesticated animal


Narrower (hyponym)barker, basenji, Belgian griffon, bow-wow, Brussels griffon, carriage dog, coach dog, corgi, cur, dalmatian, doggie, doggy, Great Pyrenees, griffon, hunting dog, lapdog, Leonberg, Mexican hairless, mongrel, mutt, Newfoundland, Newfoundland dog, pooch, poodle, poodle dog, pug, pug-dog, puppy, spitz, toy, toy dog, Welsh corgi, working dog


Part holonymflag


Member meronymCanis, genus Canis, pack









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