Dog"tooth` (?), n.; pl. Dogteeth ().


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[.]


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