1. subgenus

noun. (biology) taxonomic group between a genus and a species.


  • taxon
  • genus
  • taxonomic category


  • genus (English)
  • sub- (English)

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Sentences with subgenus

1. Noun, singular or mass
Azaleas are a subgenus of flowering shrubs that can grow up to 6 feet in height and produce numerous large flowers in colors of pink, purple, red or white.

2. Proper noun, singular
A prized member of the blackberry clan, the Marionberry (Rubus L. subgenus Rubus) is known for its superior flavor and abundantly producing thorned canes.