generic

[ juh-ner-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF generic

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It grows in the form of a spathula, from which it receives its generic name.

Both the generic and specific names refer to its many mouths.

We speak of man in the generic sense, as including women also.

There has been something both ideal and generic in American life.

Then the generic and specific distinctions were very easy to establish.

There is no reason whatever for this inundation of generic names.

In the fishery, they usually go by the generic name of Gay-Headers.

The word gate here, you will admit, is used in a generic sense.

Of birds, I shall only notice one, called by some the Nicobar swallow3, but I will not venture to determine its generic character.

Both names are generic and Avataric, and yet, may be personified.

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