Meaning of “species” in the English Dictionary

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"species" in British English

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speciesnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈspiː.ʃiːz/ us /ˈspiː.ʃiːz/ plural species

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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(Definition of “species” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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speciesnoun [ C ]

us /ˈspi·ʃiz, -siz/ plural species

biology a set of animals or plants, members of which have similar characteristics to each other and which can breed with each other

(Definition of “species” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)