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Noun: dogtooth (dogteeth)  'dóg,tooth
  1. Perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
    - 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
    - canine, canine tooth, eyetooth, eye tooth, cuspid
  3. A carved pyramidal ornament; used in 13th century England
Noun: dog-tooth
  1. A fabric pattern of broken checks
    - houndstooth, dogstooth

Derived forms: dogteeth

Type of: architectural ornament, chopper [informal], liliaceous plant, pearly [informal], tooth

Part of: Erythronium, genus Erythronium

Encyclopedia: Dogtooth