subvariety

noun sub·va·ri·e·ty \ ˌsəb-və-ˈrī-ə-tē \
variants: or sub-variety
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of subvariety

plural subvarieties or sub-varieties
: a variety that is a subdivision of a larger variety
  • a subvariety of the muscat grape
  • UK English has four main subvarieties: Welsh, Scots, Northern Irish, and England English …
  • —John Algeo

First Known Use of subvariety

1785

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