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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dogtooth  \Dog"tooth`\,  n.;  pl  {Dogteeth}. 
  1.  See  {Canine  tooth},  under  {Canine}. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  An  ornament  common  in  Gothic  architecture, 
  consisting  of  pointed  projections  resembling  teeth;  -- 
  also  called  tooth  ornament. 
 
  {Dogtooth  spar}  (Min.),  a  variety  of  calcite,  in  acute 
  crystals,  resembling  the  tooth  of  a  dog.  See  {Calcite}. 
 
  {Dogtooth  violet}  (Bot.),  a  small  bulbous  herb  of  the  Lily 
  family  (genus  {Erythronium}).  It  has  two  shining  flat 
  leaves  and  commonly  one  large  flower.  [Written  also 
  {dog's-tooth  violet}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dogtooth 
  n  1:  perennial  woodland  spring-flowering  plant;  widely  cultivated 
  [syn:  {dogtooth  violet},  {dog's-tooth  violet}] 
  2:  one  of  the  four  pointed  conical  teeth  (two  in  each  jaw) 
  located  between  the  incisors  and  the  premolars  [syn:  {canine}, 
  {eyetooth},  {cuspid}] 
  3:  a  carved  pyramidal  ornament;  used  in  13th  century  England 




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