subvariety

noun
sub·​va·​ri·​e·​ty | \ ˌsəb-və-ˈrī-ə-tē How to pronounce subvariety (audio) \
variants: or sub-variety
plural subvarieties or sub-varieties

Definition of subvariety

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Subvariety.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subvariety. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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