Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Stock; race; family.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Stock; race; family.

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  • noun biology, anthropology A line descended from a single ancestor.

Etymologies

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Back-formation from stirps.

Examples

  • Indeed, in the body and out of it, whether as reproductive cells set free, or in the developing embryo, they are regarded as forming one continuous homogeneity, in contrast to the differentiation of the body; and it is to these cells, regarded as a continuum, that the terms stirp, germ-plasm, are especially applied.

    Unconscious Memory

  • Nussbaum, Galton, Lankester, and, above all, Weismann, to the view that the germ-cells or "stirp" (Galton) were IN the body, but not OF it.

    Unconscious Memory

  • I've continued to maintain the roof with this product as I would have to find a way to stirp it if I were to switch to something else and that would probably polute my water even more.

    Rainwater harvesting

  • I've continued to maintain the roof with this product as I would have to find a way to stirp it if I were to switch to something else and that would probably polute my water even more.

    Rainwater harvesting

  • I've continued to maintain the roof with this product as I would have to find a way to stirp it if I were to switch to something else and that would probably polute my water even more.

    Rainwater harvesting

  • I've continued to maintain the roof with this product as I would have to find a way to stirp it if I were to switch to something else and that would probably polute my water even more.

    Rainwater harvesting

  • I've continued to maintain the roof with this product as I would have to find a way to stirp it if I were to switch to something else and that would probably polute my water even more.

    Rainwater harvesting

  • I've continued to maintain the roof with this product as I would have to find a way to stirp it if I were to switch to something else and that would probably polute my water even more.

    Rainwater harvesting

  • I've continued to maintain the roof with this product as I would have to find a way to stirp it if I were to switch to something else and that would probably polute my water even more.

    Rainwater harvesting

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  • The other group, including insects in which the primitive sting was replaced by the formic acid glands, represented the ancestral stirp of the sub-family Formicinæ, which is the dominant and most conspicuous of modern ant types throughout the world today.

    - Caryl P. Haskins, Of Ants and Men, 1939, p. 23

    December 4, 2008

  • Ooh! Like the stirps Romana

    December 5, 2008