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speciose

speciose

English

Adjective

speciose (comparative more speciose, superlative most speciose)

  1. (taxonomy) Rich in species, such as when many species are members of a single genus.
    • 1991, David M. Raup, Extinction: Bad genes or bad luck?, W. W. Norton and Company, pp 55-56,
      The most speciose living mammal genus (a small insectivore) has about 160 species.

Italian

Adjective

speciose

  1. Feminine plural form of specioso

Latin

Adjective

speciōse

  1. vocative masculine singular of speciōsus

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