Carine vs Canine - What's the difference?
As a proper noun carine
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?
Of, or pertaining to, a dog or dogs.
* 1913 , (Sax Rohmer), The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu , ch. 8,
* 2005 , , page 17
- We carried the dog round to the yard, and I examined his head. . . . I accepted the care of the canine patient.
* 1891 , (Arthur Quiller-Couch), "The Affair of Bleakirk-on-Sands," Noughts & Crosses ,
- A lost dog sniffed around the flower beds wishing it had some canine company
(anatomy) Of or pertaining to mammalian teeth which are cuspids or fangs.
* 1872 , (Charles Darwin), Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals , ch. 10,
- In many respects she made me an admirable wife. Her affection for me was canine —positively.
- Then his upper lip may be seen to be raised, especially at the corners, so that his huge canine teeth are exhibited.
* (of dogs)
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
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
- 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.
(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
- He tried to push Kissu into his cage, but the cougar charged back out and sank his canines into Wilson's rump.
- You have been dealt King-9 unsuited ("canine ") in your pocket.
* (dog or wolf)
* (pointy tooth)
* Canini (tribe within subfamily Caninae)
* Weisenberg, Michael (2000)
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