Meaning of SPECIES in English


n. (pl. same)

1. a class of things having some common characteristics.

2 Biol. a category in the system of classification of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding.

3 a kind or sort.

4 Logic a group subordinate to a genus and containing individuals agreeing in some common attribute(s) and called by a common name.

5 Law a form or shape given to materials.

6 Eccl. the visible form of each of the elements of consecrated bread and wine in the Eucharist.

Etymology: L, appearance, kind, beauty, f. specere look

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.