What does the word genus mean?

Usage examples for genus

  1. " Mrs. Ramsbotham" is obviously descended, through Mrs. Malaprop, from Dogberry, and has many a time been " condemned to everlasting redemption," at least by the genus irritabile. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  2. Consequently, is it not paradoxical to relate it to plastic imagination, as species to genus? – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  3. The genus Pecteropus, Woll. – On the Variation of Species, with Especial Reference to the Insecta ; Followed by an Inquiry into the Nature of Genera by Thomas Vernon Wollaston

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