• WordNet 3.6
    • n Canis type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a species of bird, Antpitta avis canis Ridgley, that barks like a dog
    • n Canis kă"nĭs (Zoöl) A genus of carnivorous mammals, of the family Canidæ, including the dogs and wolves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n canis The typical genus of the family Canidœ and subfamily Caninœ. The name is used with varying latitude; it was formerly co-extensive with the family, but is now usually restricted to the dogs and the true wolves and jackals having 42 teeth, the typical canine dentition. The genus is cosmopolitan. The common dog is Canis familiaris; it is not, however, a species which exists in nature, but is an artificial product, the result of domestication, including the descendants of probably several feral stocks. The common wolf is Canis lupus; the jackal, Canis aureus. The foxes and the fox-like or hyena-like canine quadrupeds are now usually placed in other genera than Canis, as Vulpes, Lycaon, Icticyon, etc. See dog, and cut Under Canidœ
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a dog


In literature:

For the wine, give me a reasonable Ponty Cany.
"The Gentle Grafter" by O. Henry
Some came from a distance of thirty miles, from Goderville, from Normanville, and from Cany.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
The "culpeu" is the Canis Magellanicus brought home by Captain King from the Strait of Magellan.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
Canis lupus (wolf): 3.
"The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man" by Charles Lyell
Our figures are of Canis.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Canis Major The Great Dog.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
The principal star, {a}, of the constellation Canis Major, and the brightest in the heavens; the dog-star.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Sirius, with a few other stars of much less lustre, form the constellation of Canis Major.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Some came from a distance of thirty miles, from Goderville, from Normanville, and from Cany.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
LORD, J. K., on Canis latrans, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin

In poetry:

Dixit, et in piceas Fluvius sese abdidit undas;
Sed me ridiculam solventem a littore cymbam
Nectaris ambrosii circumvolvuntur odores,
Decedente Deo; naresque impellit acutas
Confusi canis amnis et illaetabilis aura.
"In Camum" by E W Bowling

In news:

Beware of the species ' Canis gluttonus'.
Constellation Canis Major, "37" Cluster, and Dusty Hand Galaxy.
Leonids meteors rain down through the constellation Canis Major the Big Dog.
A red wolf ( Canis lupus rufus ), photographed at the North Carolina Zoo.
Oh, and although the Canaries ' name comes from the Latin " canis " for dog (the Romans found wild dogs roaming the islands), wild canaries do live high in the cliffs.
Gray Wolf, Canis lupus, Wikimedia Commons / Retron.
Fortunately for many area residents, CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) may be able to help.
Niagara coyotes are described as the Eastern coyote (canis latrans), and the theory is they migrated to New York state in the late 1930s and early '40s.
Canis lycaon was a wolf species that roamed the woods of Ont­ario in the 18th century.
Will Westerners finally learn how to live with Canis lupus.
Coyote (Canis latrans), 39"w x 36"h, hand-toned silver gelatin print, from Los Sombras/The Shadows.
The coyote (Canis latrans) is a very wily and adaptable predator that occurs in 49 of the 50 states and ranges from Panama to Canada.
While wolf experts agree that there is a gray wolf , or Canis lupus, and the red wolf , Canis rufus, now found in North Carolina, disagreements range over whether there are anywhere from eight to 27 subspecies of these wolves .

In science:

The powerful infrared source and OH maser VY Canis Ma joris is one of a few very luminous cool hypergiant stars that define the empirical upper luminosity boundary in the HR diagram (Humphreys & Davidson 1994; de Jager 1998).
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
Moreover Canis Ma jor has been argued to be part of the Galactic warp (Momany et al. 2006).
The old metal-poor open cluster ESO 92-SC05: accreted from a dwarf galaxy?
The longest extension co¨ıncides with the well-know Canis Major extended void.
Spatial distribution of interstellar dust in the Sun vicinity, comparison with neutral sodium-bearing gas
On the other hand, small companions are not sufficient, for instance systems falling now on the Milky Way (Sag dw, Canis ma jor, etc..) are of the order of 1/400th of the mass of the Galaxy (Ibata et al 2001, 2003).
Secular Evolution of Galaxies
Using differential visibility amplitudes and phases across the Brγ line, Meilland et al.8 detected an asymmetry in the circumstellar structure around κ Canis Ma joris.
First astrophysical results from AMBER/VLTI