Meaning of SPECIES in English


/ ˈspiːʃiːz; NAmE / noun

( pl. spe·cies ) a group into which animals, plants, etc. that are able to breed with each other and produce healthy young are divided, smaller than a genus and identified by a Latin name :

a rare species of beetle

There are many species of dog(s).

a conservation area for endangered species



late Middle English : from Latin , literally appearance, form, beauty , from specere to look.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.