Part of speech: noun

A group or class embracing subordinate classes or species.

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Usage examples "genus":

  1. He had never seen animals of the same species before, but the genus was easily told. - "Popular Adventure Tales", Mayne Reid.
  2. The class into which a thing falls is called its Genus, and the attribute or attributes which distinguish it from other members of that class are called its Difference. - "Deductive Logic", St. George Stock.
  3. Genus and species not revealed to us. - "The Christian Creed; or, What it is Blasphemy to Deny", Annie Besant.