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Animal Adjectives
Perhaps you've come across terms like aquiline nose, hircine visage, or pierine grace in something you've read, or maybe you've seen aedine disease or ovine embryology in scientific or medical writing. Here's a list of as many animal-related -ine (or -ian) words that I can find!

What are these -ine words?

Words like feline, leonine, and porcine are adjectives used to describe animal-like characteristics. They've made plenty of appearances in literature—not to mention quite a few appearances in word puzzles!

It is known that in the Prince de Conde, the aquiline nose rose out sharply and incisively from a brow slightly retreating, rather low than high, and according to the railers of the court, - a pitiless race even for genius, - constituted rather an eagle's beak than a human nose, in the heir of the illustrious princes of the house of Conde.

- Alexandre Dumas, Ten Years Later, Chapter 42

The whole scene was a unutterable mixture of comedy and pathos. The wicked wolf that for a half a day had paralyzed London and set all the children in town shivering in their shoes, was there in a sort of penitent mood, and was received and petted like a sort of vulpine prodigal son.

- Bram Stoker, Dracula, Chapter 11

This innocent vast lubber did not see any particular difference between the two facts. I liked him, for he was earnest in his work, and very valuable. And he was so fine to look at, with his broad mailed shoulders, and the grand leonine set of his plumed head, and his big shield with its quaint device of a gauntleted hand clutching a prophylactic tooth-brush, with motto: "Try Noyoudont." This was a tooth-wash that I was introducing.

- Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Chapter 20

You can search for any of the words below at Literature.org to find occurrences in literature, or at Wordie.org to see how other logophiles have used these words. I have found these words most commonly used to describe physical features, particularly of the face (e.g., vulpine face). The second-most common usage is as metaphor (e.g., leonine strength). It seems that many of the words below might only be used in a scientific or medical context (e.g., acarine disease, bovine myology, anatidaephobia [1]). Most of these words are based on the scientific names of the animals (e.g., cows belong to the Bovinae subfamily), although some are based on Greek words for an animal (e.g., arietine for ram, after Aries).

In general, these words are pronounced with an "INE" ending, not a "EEN" ending - they rhyme with tine, not teen. If you remember how to pronounce the more common words here, like feline and canine, you won't have any trouble with alcelaphine and cervine.

The list of animal adjectives

I have collected the words in this list from a variety of sources, including my own reading, word puzzles, and other websites. I question how many of the words have really made an appearance in literature, or have been created by somone adding an -ine ending to a scientific name. I mean, really - tolypeutine?

I will gladly accept additions to, or comments on, this list. Please contact me at dmkoelle@gmail.com.

The list below is sortable. To sort a column, click its header. Columns can be sorted in ascending and descending order.

Word
Animal
acarinemite, tick
accipitrinebird: hawk, falcon, or bird of prey
acipenserinesturgeon
aedinemosquito (genus Aëdes)
alaudinebird: skylark
alcelaphineantelope
alcidinebird: auk, puffin, or murre
alectorinecrane
anatineduck, mallard
anguillinesnake
anguinesnake
anophelinemosquito (genus Anopheles)
anserinegoose
antilopineantelope
apianbee
apiarianbee
aquilineeagle
arctianmoth
arietineram
asinineass
aspinesnake, asp
atherinesmelt
avian, avinebird
basilicinebasilisk lizard
batrachiantoad
bisontinebison
bobovinegaur
bombycinesilkworm
bovinecow, ox
bubalineantelope, buffalo, hartebeast
bufoteninetoad
buteoninebuzzard
caballinehorse
camelinecamel
cancrinecrab
caninedog
capreolineroebuck
caprinegoat (without connotation of smell; see also hircine)
cathartinevulture, buzzard
cebinecapuchin monkey
ceratorhinerhinoceros
cercopithecinemonkey
cervinedeer, elk, moose, stag
charadrineplover, snipe, woodcock
cheloniantortoise, turtle
ciconinestork
clathrineprimitive sponge
colubrinesnake: gartersnake, king snake
columbinedove
corallinecoral
corvinecrow, raven, jackdaw, jay, magpie
coturninequail
cricetinehamster, gerbil
crocodilinecrocodile
crotalinerattlesnake
cuculinecuckoo
culicinemosquito (genus Culex)
cygnineswan
cyprinecarp
cypselineswift
daceloninekingfisher
dasyproctineagouti
dasyurinedasyure
delphinedolphin
didelphineopposum
didinedodo
dinornithinemoa
draconinedragon
elaphinestag, deer
elapinesnake: cobra, coral snake, mamba
elephantineelephant
emberizinebird: bunting, sparrow
equinehorse
eusuchianalligator
falconinefalcon, hawk, kestrel
felinecat
formicineant
fringillinefinch
fulicinecoot
fuligulineeider, sea duck
gadinecod
gallinechicken
garrulinejay or magpie
gazellinegazelle
giraffinegiraffe
glirinerodent
gruinecrane
halcyoninekingfisher
herpestinemongoose
hippocampineseahorse
hippopotaminehippopotamus
hippotigrinezebra
hircinegoat (with connotation of smell; see also caprine
hirudineleech
hirundineswallow, martin
homarinelobster
homininehuman
hyeninehyena
hylobatinegibbon
hyracinehyrax
hystricineporcupine
ibidineibis
icterinebird: blackbird, oriole, meadowlark
lacertian, lacertinelizard
lacertilianlizard
lapinerabbit
laridinegull
larinegull
lemurinelemur
leoninelion
leporinehare, rabbit
limacineslug
lumbricineearthworm
lupinewolf
lutrineotter
lyncinelynx
macropinekangaroo
macropodinekangaroo, wallaby
manatinemanatee
megacerinemegaceros
megacerotinemegaceros
megapterinehumpback whale
megatherinegiant ground sloth
meleagrineturkey
melinebadger
mephitineskunk
microtinelemming, vole
milvinekite
miminemockingbird
monadinemonad, flagellated protozoan
moschinemusk deer
murinemouse, rat
muscicapinebird: flycatcher
mustelineermine (or stoat), ferret, badger, martin, mink, otter, polecat, skunk, weasel
myoxinedormouse
myrmecineant
myrmecophagineanteater
nestorinekaka or kea
noctilioninebat
octopineoctopus
odobeninewalrus
oniscinesongbird
ophidiansnake
orygineoryx
oscinebird: songbird; also, bird song
ostracineoyster
otarinesea lion, seal
ovibovinemusk ox
ovinesheep
pandionineosprey
panorpinescorpion fly
pantherinepanther
paradoxurinepalm-cat, palm-civet
pardineleopard
parinetit, titmouse
passerinesparrow / perching bird
patellinelimpet
pavoninepeacock
pediculinelouse
pendulinebird: titmouse
percesocinebarracuda
percineperch
perdicinepartridge
phalacrocoracinecormorant
phalanginephalanger
phascolomianwombat
phasianinepheasant
philomeliannightingale
phocaenineporpoise
phocineseal
picinewoodpecker
pieridinebutterfly
pierinebutterfly
piscinefish
porcinepig
procyonineraccoon
psittacineparrot, parakeet, macaw
pteropineflying fox, bat
pulicineflea
pullastrinepigeon
pyrrhulinebullfinch
pyrrhuloxinebunting, cardinal
pythoninepython
rallinerail
rangiferinecaribou, reindeer
raninefrog
reptilianreptile, snake
rhinerocerinerhinoceros
rucervineindian swamp deer
rupicaprinechamois
sabellinesable
salamandrinesalamander
saurianlizard (suborder Sauria includes lizards; in older classifications, it also included crocodiles and dinosaurs)
sciurinesquirrel
scolopacinesnipe, woodcock
serpentineserpent, reptile, snake
simianmonkey
sittinenuthatch
soricineshrew
sphinginehawkmoth, sphinx
sphinxinesphinx
strigineowl
struthionineostrich, emu, rhea
sturnineswallow, starling
suillinepig, hog
suineswine
sylphinesylph
sylvicolinewarbler
talpinemole
taurinebull, ox
termitinetermite
testudinetortoise
tetraoninegrouse
tigrinetiger
tolypeutinearmadillo
triginesandpiper
trochilidinehummingbird
trochilinehummingbird
troglodytinewren
turdinethrush, bluebird, robin
ursinebear
vaccinecow
vermianworm
vespinehornet, wasp
viperinesnake, viper
vitulinecalf
viverrinecivet, mongoose
volucrinebird
vulpinefox
vulturinevulture
zebrinezebra
zibelinesable

Footnote
There is a post on FAIL Blog about the anatidaephobia article. Someone grabbed a screenshot of this article that shows it next to an Aflac ad, complete with duck.