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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A classification in biology. One of the groups into which scientists divide animals or plants, in which the animals or plants are closely related but cannot produce babies together.

Usage examples (38)
  • It was a mystery what the genus and species of the new plant was.
  • Ignore the genus communism
  • The OED says that generosity comes from the Latin word genus which means kind, as in ilk not nicety.
  • More specifics on my previous post: I do know that the angels differ in genus, that is, each angle is its own genus. for more
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  • A "genius" (a very bright person) might discover a new "genus" (scientific category of plant or animal) of plants.
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