feminine noun
1. species (animal)
  • especie endémica (singular) -> endemic species
  • especie protegida -> protected species
  • especie en vías de extinción -> endangered species
2. kind, sort (clase)
  • pagar en especie -> to pay in kind

especie [es-pay’-the-ay]
1. Species; a kind, a sort; a sub-division of a general term; nature (clase). (f)
2. Species, any sensible representation. (f)
3. Image or idea of any object in the mind (idea). (f)
4. Event, incident. (f)
5. Pretext, show. (f)
6. A collection of properties which only belong to one body. (Chemistry) (f)
7. Feint in fencing. (f)
8. (f)
noun, plural
9. Luminous rays diversely reflected. (Physics)
noun, plural
  • Especies sacramentales -> the accidents of color, taste, and smell, which remain in the sacrament, after the conversion of the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ

1 (Biología) species
la especie humana the human race
especie amenazada especie en peligro endangered species
especie protegida protected species
2 (clase) kind; sort
una especie de ... a kind o sort of ...
en especie in kind; pagar en especie to pay in kind
4 (noticia) piece of news
con la especie de que ... on the pretext that ...; corre la especie de que ha dimitido there is a rumour that she has resigned; it is rumoured that she has resigned
soltar una especie

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