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English noun: Canis familiaris

1. Canis familiaris (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.

Synonymsdog, domestic 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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