Associations to the word «Species»


SPECIES, noun. A type or kind of thing.
SPECIES, noun. A group of plants or animals having similar appearance.
SPECIES, noun. (taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below genus and above subspecies; a taxon at that rank.
SPECIES, noun. (mineralogy) A mineral with a unique chemical formula whose crystals belong to a unique crystallographic system.
SPECIES, noun. An image, an appearance, a spectacle.
SPECIES, noun. (obsolete) The image of something cast on a surface, or reflected from a surface, or refracted through a lens or telescope; a reflection.
SPECIES, noun. Visible or perceptible presentation; appearance; something perceived.
SPECIES, noun. A public spectacle or exhibition.
SPECIES, noun. (Roman Catholicism) Either of the two elements of the Eucharist after they have been consecrated, so named because they retain the image of the bread and wine before their transubstantiation into the body and blood of Christ.
SPECIES, noun. Coin, or coined silver, gold, or other metal, used as a circulating medium; specie.
SPECIES, noun. A component part of compound medicine; a simple.
SPECIES, noun. An officinal mixture or compound powder of any kind; especially, one used for making an aromatic tea or tisane; a tea mixture.
SPECIES EPITHET, noun. Alternative form of specific epithet
SPECIES NAME, noun. (taxonomy) A scientific name at the rank of species, with two terms: the generic name (or generic epithet, the genus of the species) and the specific name (a term used only in zoology, never in botany, for the second part of a binomial) or the specific epithet (the term always used in botany, which can also be used in zoology).
SPECIES NAMES, noun. Plural of species name

Dictionary definition

SPECIES, noun. (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed.
SPECIES, noun. A specific kind of something; "a species of molecule"; "a species of villainy".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle