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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Money, especially in a form that has an intrinsic value (for example, coins made from precious metals as opposed to paper money).
2. Type or kind (used in the phrase “in specie” meaning “in a similar manner”).
From Latin species (appearance, form, kind), from specere (to look). Earliest documented use: 1551.
“For all we know, the banks may never open again! I’ve heard they’ve nearly run out of specie!”
Kia Corthron; Moon and the Mars; Seven Stories Press; 2021.
See more usage examples of specie in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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