Kingdom vs Subkingdom - What's the difference?

kingdom | subkingdom |


As nouns the difference between kingdom and subkingdom

is that kingdom is a nation having as supreme ruler a king and/or queen while subkingdom is (taxonomy) a taxonomic category below kingdom and above superphylum.

kingdom

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A nation having as supreme ruler a king and/or queen.
  • (biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below domain and above phylum; a taxon at that rank (e.g. the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom)
  • Derived terms

    * animal kingdom * Kingdom of Heaven * kingdom come * Kingdom County * plant kingdom * vegetable kingdom

    See also

    * monarchy

    subkingdom

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (taxonomy) A taxonomic category below kingdom and above superphylum.