American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A subdivision of a tribe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A division of a tribe; specifically, in zoology and botany, a section or division of a tribe: a classificatory group of no fixed grade. See tribe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot. & Zoöl.) A division of a tribe; a group of genera of a little lower rank than a tribe.
“The Kom and the Kushtowz, another Nuristani subtribe, have been fighting over water rights for a century, says Lt.Col. Kolenda.”
“Chen proudly calls himself a behavioral economist, a member of a growing subtribe whose research crosses over into psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology.”
“Also, the weedy members of the subtribe tend to be annuals.”
“Vetiver is a member of the same subtribe of grasses as sorghum and maize, and it may prove to be a sacrificial barrier to the spread of striga.”
“It is legitimate to fear that any grass belonging to vetiver's subtribe could become a weed.”
“Vetiver belongs to the same subtribe of the grass family as maize, sorghum, lemongrass, and citronella.”
“My sisters, members of the subtribe Triticinae, are remonstrating against me with cries of discrimination.”
“It strikes me as a most peculiar subtribe," Runs admitted.”
“The sept names also differ in different localities; the Birjhia subtribe who live in the same country as the Mundas have several Munda names among their septs, as Munna, Son, Solai; while the Binjhwars who are neighbours of the Gonds have Gond sept names, as Tekam, Sonwani, and others.”
“The Rikhiasan Mahatwar subtribe of the Bhuiyas in the Central Provinces are named after this hero Rikhmun; the designation of Mahatwar signifies that they are the”
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