They are all of the same species.
The definition of a species is a group of animals, plants or other living things that all share common characteristics and that are all classified as alike in some manner.
An example of a species is all human beings.
- a distinct kind; sort; variety; class: a species of bravery
- Obs. outward form, appearance, or mental image
- Obs. specie
- Biol. a naturally existing population of similar organisms that usually interbreed only among themselves, and are given a unique, latinized binomial name to distinguish them from all other creatures
- Logic a class of individuals or objects having certain distinguishing attributes in common, given a common name, and comprised with other similar classes in a more comprehensive grouping called a genus
- a specific kind of atomic nucleus
- the totality of natural physical characteristics (appearance, taste, etc.) of bread or wine, these characteristics remaining the same in the consecrated bread or wine of the Eucharist
- the consecrated bread or wine of the Eucharist
Origin of speciesL, a seeing, appearance, shape, kind, or quality ; from base of specere, to see: see spy
the human race
nounpl. species species
- Biology A group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. The species is the fundamental category of taxonomic classification, ranking below a genus or subgenus. Species names are represented in binomial nomenclature by an uncapitalized Latin adjective or noun following a capitalized genus name, as in Ananas comosus, the pineapple, and Equus caballus, the horse.
- Logic A class of individuals or objects grouped by virtue of their common attributes and assigned a common name; a division subordinate to a genus.
- Chemistry A set of atoms, molecules, ions, or other chemical entities that possess the same distinct characteristics with respect to a chemical process or measurement.
- A kind, variety, or type: “No species of performing artist is as self-critical as a dancer” (Susan Sontag).
- Roman Catholic Church a. The outward appearance or form of the Eucharistic elements that is retained after their consecration.b. Either of the consecrated elements of the Eucharist.
Origin of speciesMiddle English, logical classification, from Latin speciēs, a seeing, kind, form; see spek- in Indo-European roots.
- A type or kind of thing.
- A group of plants or animals having similar appearance.
- This species of animal is unique to the area.
- (biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below genus and above subspecies; a taxon at that rank
- (mineralogy) A mineral with a unique chemical formula whose crystals belong to a unique crystallographic system.
- (Roman Catholicism) Either of the two elements of the Eucharist after they have been consecrated, so named because they retain the image of the bread and wine before their transubstantiation into the body and blood of Christ.
- Visible or perceptible presentation; appearance; something perceived.
- Coin, or coined silver, gold, or other metal, used as a circulating medium; specie.
- A public spectacle or exhibition.
- A component part of compound medicine; a simple.
- An officinal mixture or compound powder of any kind; especially, one used for making an aromatic tea or tisane; a tea mixture.
- (civil law) The form or shape given to materials; fashion or shape; form; figure.
- specie is a separate word that means coin money, not the singular version of species.
- (biology, taxonomy, rank in the classification of organisms): See species name.