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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Equus mean? 

EQUUS (noun)
  The noun EQUUS has 1 sense:

1. type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae

  Familiarity information: EQUUS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

EQUUS (noun)

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Type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae

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Nouns denoting animals


Equus; genus Equus

Hypernyms ("Equus" is a kind of...):

mammal genus (a genus of mammals)

Meronyms (members of "Equus"):

Equus caballus; horse (solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times)

ass (hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse)

domestic ass; donkey; Equus asinus (domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn)

mule (hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile)

hinny (hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile)

wild ass (any of several equine mammals of Asia and northeast Africa)

zebra (any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines)

Equus quagga; quagga (mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century)

Holonyms ("Equus" is a member of...):

Equidae; family Equidae (horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals)

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