Meaning of GENUS in English
ge ‧ nus /ˈdʒiːnəs, ˈdʒen-/ BrE AmE noun ( plural genera /ˈdʒenərə/) [countable] technical
[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: 'birth, race, type' ]
one of the groups into which scientists divide animals or plants, in which the animals or plants are closely related but cannot produce babies together. A genus includes fewer members than a ↑ family and more members than a ↑ species .
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012