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Although the batrachian is of the genus bufo, he is by no means a buffo genius.

The genus has two varieties: good providers and bad providers.

But I have not yet regularly described the genus and species of which I am treating.

But you don't understand, and I'll have to talk to my genus.

Its use will help to locate the plant in hand in the genus to which it belongs.

By the collar the genus differs from the other genera which are to follow.

The genus has neither a volva nor a ring and the spores are white.

The genus Clitocybe differs from Tricholoma in the character of the gills.

Russula is so named because of its likeness in color to some species of the genus Russula.

It is quite a typical species, too, having all the characteristics of the genus.

WORD ORIGIN

(plural genera), 1550s as a term of logic, "kind or class of things" (biological sense dates from c.1600), from Latin genus (genitive generis) "race, stock, kind; family, birth, descent, origin," cognate with Greek genos "race, kind," and gonos "birth, offspring, stock," from PIE root *gen(e)- "produce, beget, be born" (cf. Sanskrit janati "begets, bears," janah "race," janman- "birth, origin," jatah "born;" Avestan zizanenti "they bear;" Greek gignesthai "to become, happen;" Latin gignere "to beget," gnasci "to be born," genius "procreative divinity, inborn tutelary spirit, innate quality," ingenium "inborn character," germen "shoot, bud, embryo, germ;" Lithuanian gentis "kinsmen;" Gothic kuni "race;" Old English cennan "beget, create;" Old High German kind "child;" Old Irish ro-genar "I was born;" Welsh geni "to be born;" Armenian chanim "I bear, I am born").

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