The definition of a genus is a class of items such as a group of animals or plants with similar traits, qualities or features.(noun)
An example of a genus is all the species of mushrooms that are part of the Amanita family.
See genus in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L, birth, origin, race, species, kind < IE base *ĝen-, to beget, produce > L gignere, to beget, gens, clan, Gr genos, race, gignesthai, to be born, Ger kind, child, OE (ge)cynd, kind, cennan, to beget; also, with loss of initial g-, L nasci, to be born, natura, nature
See genus in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. gen·er·a (jĕnˈər-ə)
Origin: Latin, kind; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
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