Definition of 'genus'

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Example sentences containing 'genus'

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The clouded leopard is also in a different genus. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Any plant or genus of plants, for instance, could be your basic planting. Page, Russell The Education of a Gardener (1994)

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Translations for 'genus'

British English: genus NOUN
A genus is a class of similar things, especially a group of animals or plants that includes several closely related species.
...a genus of plants called Sinningia.
  • American English: genus
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gênero
  • Chinese: > 属尤指动植物的
  • European Spanish: género
  • French: genre
  • German: Gattung
  • Italian: genere
  • Japanese: > 属生物分類上の
  • Korean: 종류
  • European Portuguese: género
  • Latin American Spanish: género


Definition of genus from the Collins English Dictionary
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