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speciesnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈspiː.ʃiːz/ (plural species)
B2 a set of ​animals or ​plants in which the ​members have ​similarcharacteristics to each other and can ​breed with each other: Mountain ​gorillas are an endangered species. Over a hundred species ofinsect are ​found in this ​area.figurative humorous Women ​filmdirectors 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)
Translations of “species”
in Korean 종…
in Arabic أجْناس…
in Malaysian spesies, jenisnya…
in French espèce…
in Russian род, вид, порода…
in Chinese (Traditional) (動植物的)種,物種…
in Italian specie…
in Turkish tür, cins…
in Polish gatunek…
in Spanish especie…
in Vietnamese loài, loại, kiểu…
in Portuguese espécie…
in Thai สายพันธุ์, ชนิด…
in German die Art…
in Catalan espècie…
in Japanese (生物の)種(しゅ)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (动植物的)种,物种…
in Indonesian spesies, jenis…
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