Associations to the word «Specimen»

Wiktionary

SPECIMEN, noun. An individual instance that represents a class; an example.
SPECIMEN, noun. A sample, especially one used for diagnostic analysis.
SPECIMEN, noun. (humorous) (often preceded with “fine”) An eligible man.

Dictionary definition

SPECIMEN, noun. An example regarded as typical of its class.
SPECIMEN, noun. A bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes; "they collected a urine specimen for urinalysis".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats