Sentence examples for Genus from high-quality English sources.

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  • The taxonomy of the genus has been contentious, and many former Thlaspi species are now placed in the genus Noccaea.

  • Some members of the genus are known as chinquapins, which is also a common name for trees in the related genus Castanopsis.

  • Yellow cress, (genus Rorippa), also spelled yellowcress, genus of some 85 species of plants in the mustard family (Brassicaceae).

  • Rhododendron, (genus Rhododendron), any of a genus of woody plants in the heath family (Ericaceae), notable for their attractive flowers and handsome foliage.

  • Sweet gum, (genus Liquidambar), sometimes spelled sweetgum, genus of 15 species of deciduous trees, the only genus of the family Altingiaceae.

  • Among animals, for example, the species of horses and zebras form the genus Equus, whereas the hawksbill sea turtle is the only member of the genus Eretmochelys.

  • The distinction is typically thought to be a relative one: being a mammal is a species relative to the genus being an animal, but it is a genus relative to the species being a donkey.

  • As a result, if being (or unity) were a genus, no differentiae could be said to have being (or to be one); but “the differentiae of any genus must each of them both have being and be one” (Metaphysics 998b22–3).

Genus sentence examples

  • Anomalure, (family Anomaluridae), any of seven African species of rodents comprising the large anomalures (genus Anomalurus), pygmy anomalures (genus Idiurus), and flightless anomalure (genus Zenkerella).

  • Genus, plural genera, biological classification ranking between family and species, consisting of structurally or phylogenetically related species or a single isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation (monotypic genus).

  • On the other hand, although the only species in a genus carries more genetic novelty, a species belonging to a large genus might possess something of the evolutionary vitality that has led its genus to be so diverse.

  • Other members of the family Lamiaceae are also known as mints: the bergamots, or bee balms (genus Monarda), are sometimes called horsemint; members of the genus Pycnanthemum are called mountain mints; catnip (Nepeta cataria) is also known as catmint; dittany (Cunila origanoides) is called stonemint; and plants of the Australian genus Prostanthera are called mint bushes.


  • noun cognition

    - a general kind of something

    Example: ignore the genus communism

  • noun group

    - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

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