Carine vs Canine - What's the difference?

carine | canine |

As a proper noun carine

is .

As an adjective canine is

of, or pertaining to, a dog or dogs.

As a noun canine is

any member of caninae, the only living subfamily of canidae.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • (obsolete) A keel.
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  • Of, or pertaining to, a dog or dogs.
  • * 1913 , (Sax Rohmer), The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu , ch. 8,
  • We carried the dog round to the yard, and I examined his head. . . . I accepted the care of the canine patient.
  • * 2005 , , page 17
  • A lost dog sniffed around the flower beds wishing it had some canine company
  • Dog-like.
  • * 1891 , (Arthur Quiller-Couch), "The Affair of Bleakirk-on-Sands," Noughts & Crosses ,
  • In many respects she made me an admirable wife. Her affection for me was canine —positively.
  • (anatomy) Of or pertaining to mammalian teeth which are cuspids or fangs.
  • * 1872 , (Charles Darwin), Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals , ch. 10,
  • Then his upper lip may be seen to be raised, especially at the corners, so that his huge canine teeth are exhibited.


    * (of dogs) * (dog-like)


    (en noun) (canine tooth)
  • Any member of Caninae, the only living subfamily of Canidae.
  • 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.
  • * 2010 , M. S. Mititch, The Spychip Conspiracy , page 189
  • The canine ran across the room to the open window, put his front paws on the sill and pointed his nose at the sidewalk below.
  • In heterodont mammals, the pointy tooth between the incisors and the premolars; a cuspid.
  • * 2006 , Amy Sutherland, Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Animal Trainers
  • He tried to push Kissu into his cage, but the cougar charged back out and sank his canines into Wilson's rump.
  • (poker slang) A king and a nine as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity.
  • * 2005 , Dennis Purdy, The Illustrated Guide to Texas Hold'em , page 270
  • You have been dealt King-9 unsuited ("canine ") in your pocket.


    * (dog or wolf) * (pointy tooth)

    See also

    * lupine * vulpine * Canini (tribe within subfamily Caninae)


    * Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523 ----