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English to English translation of Canis canis \ca"nis\ (kă"n&ibreve;s), n.; pl. canes (-nēz). [l., a dog.] (zo?l.) a genus of carnivorous mammals, of the family canid?, including the dogs and wolves. canis major [l., larger dog], a constellation to the southeast of orion, containing sirius or the dog star. canis minor [l., smaller dog], a constellation to the east of orion, containing procyon, a star of the first magnitude.
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Canis is a genus of canids containing seven to 10 extant species. Species of this genus are distinguished by their moderate to large size, their massive, well developed skulls and dentition, long legs, and comparatively short ears and tails.