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English definition of “canine”

canine

adjective uk   /ˈkeɪ.naɪn/ us  
of or relating to dogs: The city's canine population (= the number of dogs in the city) has grown dramatically over recent years.

canine

noun [C] uk   /ˈkeɪ.naɪn/ us  

canine noun [C] (TOOTH)

(also canine tooth) one of four pointed teeth in the human mouth
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canine noun [C] (DOG)

a dog
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