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the crime novel, written from the criminal's perspective, is sometimes seen as a particular species of the detective story genus
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The king and queen of the fall spices all rolled into one, cinnamon is a member of the laurel family with several species of the genus Cinnamomum bearing the flavoring/spice from their inner bark.
Cattle are part of the genus Bos, usually classified as Bos taurus.
Hops plants and cannabis are members of the same genus and have a closely related molecular structure.
What’s more, researchers weren’t certain how the European species, Homotherium latidens, was related to cats in the Homotherium genus in North America.
Members of the genus Narcissus, daffodils are native to the Mediterranean region.
Collecting four whole colonies for the study, two from each of two species within the genus, required extensive rummaging through Bornean jungle leaf litter.
Some of these species are well understood, but others, like the genus Myrmoteras, are almost a complete mystery.
But the botanical genus Cannabis is more than bongs and brownies.
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Synonymsbracket, category, classification, division, family, class, grade, group, kind, league, order, rank (s), rubric, set, species, tier, type
Related Wordsdescription, feather, ilk, kidney, like, manner, nature, sort; branch, section, speciality, specialty, subclass, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, variety; breed, race; generation; heading, label, title
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