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genus

Part of speech: Noun

A broad, general class having under it several groups with certain common characteristics; as, in the animal kingdom the lion, leopard, tiger, cat, and panther are species of the catkind, or genus; in the vegetable kingdom all the species of oak form a certain genus; in logic, a class made up of two or more species, or lower classes.

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