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Definitions of species:

part of speech: noun

A class; a genus.

part of speech: noun

1. A biological division between the genus and a variety or the individual. 2. ( plural) A class of pharmaceutical preparations in the P. G. and N. F., consisting of a mixture of dried plants, not pulverized, but in sufficiently fine division to be conveniently used in the making of extemporaneous decoctions or infusions; a tea.

Usage examples for species:

  • And our species is somewhat older than that. "The Players", Everett B. Cole
  • We need to distinguish the different species of competition. "Monopolies and the People", Charles Whiting Baker
  • Species of grapes have very characteristic vines. "Manual of American Grape-Growing", U. P. Hedrick

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