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species

noun [C] uk   /ˈspiː.ʃiːz/ (plural species) us  
B2 a set of animals or plants in which the members have similar characteristics to each other and can breed with each other: Mountain gorillas are an endangered species. Over a hundred species of insect are found in this area.figurative humorous Women film directors in Hollywood are a rare species.
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