Definition of species noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

species

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈspiʃiz//
 
, NAmE//ˈspisiz//
 
(pl. species)
 
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a group into which animals, plants, etc. that are able to breed with each other and produce healthy young are divided, smaller than a genus and identified by a Latin name a rare species of beetle several species of arctic birds a conservation area for endangered species
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