'Genus' is the singular, and 'genera' is the plural form of the word. For example, p. is the abbreviation for "page" in the singular while pp. The Plural of Nouns Regular Plural Forms. Type or kind, in various uses of the phrase in specie. ----> ies. Specie is a technical term referring to the physical form of money, particularly coins. I don't know why, but this convention is also used for other abbreviations. an abbreviation of the plural of "species"? IPA (): /ˈspiːʃi/; Etymology 1 []. In biology, sp. (No -es at the end). Species definition, a class of individuals having some common characteristics or qualities; distinct sort or kind. can be applied to any genus. Back to list of errors . Species is plural for a reason - it is rare for 'species' to refer to only a singular variety of animal or plant, so further subdivision can be achieved by giving the varietal name, so in a flora example, Jasminum humile (species) 'Revolutum' (variety). As with other taxa, the plural is different from other English words because it is a Latin word. – bamboo Oct 4 '13 at 11:56 Originally in the phrase in specie; from Latin speciē, ablative singular of species.Compare payment in kind.. Noun []. (caught is the past tense of catch)I bought some fish for my aquarium. Amphiprion ocellaris is one species of clownfish. (Why > two p's?) BUY THE BOOK! that are able to have sex with each other and produce healthy young are divided, smaller than a … Nouns ending with y if a consonant is written before. When referring to more than one species of fish, especially in a scientific context, you can use fishes as the plural. Species is the same in singular in plural. The plural of fish is almost always ….fish. The plural of fish is usually fish. specie (uncountable) . Do you say fish or fishes?. When printing the scientific name of an organism, the name is always in italic. We form the plural of a noun with the singular + s. parrot – parrots / apple – apples / girl – girls. (plural species) jump to other results a group into which animals, plants, etc. See more. or spp. but: boy – boys / toy - toys / bay - bays Nouns ending with ch, x, s, sh, o----> es 1 fish; 2 fish (NOT 2 fishes); Some example sentences: I caught three fish yesterday down at the wharf. The -s ending might make think it is plural, but it comes from Latin (a fifth declension noun), and had identical singular and plural in that language. is the abbreviation of species when used as singular and spp. How to use species in a sentence. And, finally, some words that end in S don’t change at all—the plural of “species” is “species.” How to pluralize names ending in S My last name is Jones, so I get it. What is the plural of Fish?. English [] Pronunciation []. lolly – lollies / story – stories / strawberry – strawberries. Sp. Species definition is - kind, sort. is "pages" in the plural. 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