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Mar 24, 2016
This week’s theme
Words with unusual plurals

This week’s words
bema
quale
starets
genus
paries

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genus

PRONUNCIATION:
(JEE-nuhs)
plural genera, genuses

MEANING:
noun: 1. In biology, a group covering one or more species. 2. A kind, class, group, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin genus (race, birth, kind). Earliest documented use: 1551.

USAGE:
“All around them bloomed flowers of every color and genus.”
Heather Cullman; Tomorrow’s Dreams; Topaz; 1996.

See more usage examples of genus in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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