from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A subdivision of a tribe.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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

  • noun (Bot. & Zoöl.) A division of a tribe; a group of genera of a little lower rank than a tribe.

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  • noun taxonomy A taxonomic category ranking below tribe.


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  • B.B.C. News: '"It certainly suggests there was a significant settlement nearby. As far as we understand, it was occupied by wealthy tribes or subtribes," she said.'

    January 18, 2009