equus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of animals, like the horse, ass, etc.
    • The typical genus of the family Equidæ, formerly conterminous with the family, now often restricted to the horses proper, as distinguished from the asses and zebras. The horse is E. caballus. See horse, and cut under Equidæ.
    • type genus for the Equidae: only surviving genus for the household Equidae
    • A genus of mammals, like the horse, butt, etc.
    • The typical genus of family Equidæ, previously conterminous with the household, now usually limited to the horses appropriate, as distinguished through the asses and zebras. The horse is E. caballus. See horse, and cut-under Equidæ.
    • kind genus regarding the Equidae: only enduring genus associated with the family members Equidae
    • A genus of mammals, including the horse, ass, etc.
    • the conventional genus of this household Equidæ, formerly conterminous with all the family members, now frequently restricted to the ponies correct, as distinguished from asses and zebras. The horse is E. caballus. See horse, and cut under Equidæ.
    • kind genus of the Equidae: just surviving genus associated with the family members Equidae

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