canine etymology

English word canine comes from Latin caninus (Canine; of or pertaining to a dog.)

Detailed word origin of canine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
caninus Latin (lat) Canine; of or pertaining to a dog.
canine English (eng) (anatomy) Of or pertaining to mammalian teeth which are cuspids or fangs.. Dog-like.. Of, or pertaining to, a dog or dogs. (formal) Any of certain extant canids regarded as similar to the dog or wolf (including coyotes, jackals, etc.) but distinguished from the vulpines, which are regarded as fox-like.. (poker slang) A king and a nine as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic [...]