Genus vs Moonseed - What's the difference?

genus | moonseed |

As nouns the difference between genus and moonseed

is that genus is while moonseed is (botany) a twining plant of the genus (taxlink), eponymous of the menispermae or moonseed family.




  • (biology, taxonomy) a rank in the classification of organisms, below family and above species; a taxon at that rank
  • All magnolias belong to the genus ''Magnolia .
    Other species of the genus ''Bos'' are often called cattle or wild cattle.
    There are only two genera and species of seadragons .
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  • Müller criticized the division of the "Jubuleae" into two families and he cited Jubula as an annectant genus .
  • A group with common attributes.
  • *1945 , (Bertrand Russell), A History of Western Philosophy , p. 655:
  • *:Recollection is one of a whole genus of effects which are more or less peculiar to the phenomena that we naturally call "mental."
  • (topology) A number measuring some aspect of the complexity of any of various manifolds or graphs
  • (semantics) Within a definition, a broader category of the defined concept.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * summum genus

    See also

    * generic name * class * division * kingdom * order * phylum * species * (semantics) differentia



    (wikipedia moonseed) (Menispermum)


    (en noun)
  • (botany) A twining plant of the genus (taxlink), eponymous of the Menispermae or moonseed family
  • ''The crescent-shaped (hence their name) moonseeds bear black fruits