Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order or its subdivisions and above a family.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A taxonomic category above family and below order (and its subdivisions).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A group intermediate between a family and a suborder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In biology, a group of families, or a. group of a grade next above the family.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (biology) a taxonomic group ranking below an order but above a family

Etymologies

super- +‎ family (Wiktionary)

Examples

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