Part of speech: noun

A group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus.

Part of speech: noun

A kind; sort.

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Usage examples "species":

  1. Both species preserve absolute silence while here; I have watched hundreds of them, without hearing so much as an alarm note. - "Birds in the Bush", Bradford Torrey.
  2. For an obvious reason, it is to be wished, that Cook had mentioned to what species of trees the drift- wood he found had belonged. - "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16", Robert Kerr.
  3. So the issue seems to resolve itself into a question of taste regarding two species of legislative " honesty." - "John Marshall and the Constitution A Chronicle of the Supreme Court, Volume 16 In The Chronicles Of America Series", Edward S. Corwin.