Etymology
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xiphias (n.)
1660s, genus of swordfish, from Greek xiphias "swordfish," from xiphos "a sword" (see xiphoid). Related: Xiphioid.
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polygenous (adj.)

"composed of many kinds or sorts, of many kinds or families," 1797; see poly- "much, many" + genus.

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Sabal (n.)

a genus of fan-palms of tropical Americas, 1763, said to be from a South American or Mexican name.

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sedum (n.)

mid-15c. as the name of a type of plant, from Latin sedum "houseleek." As a genus name, late 18c.

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salvia (n.)

genus name of a large and diverse group of plants including the garden sage, 1844, from Latin salvia "the plant sage" (see sage (n.1)).

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Rana 

frog genus, Modern Latin, from Latin rana "frog," which probably is imitative of croaking (compare frog (n.1)).

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Quercus (n.)

tree genus, Latin quercus "oak," from PIE *kwerkwu-, assimilated form of *perkwu- "oak" (see fir). Related: Quercine (adj.).

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hosta (n.)
1828, plant genus of the lily family, coined 1812 in Modern Latin from name of Austrian physician and botanist Nicolaus Thomas Host (1761-1834).
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Sylvia 
fem. proper name, literally "inhabiting woods," from Latin silva "wood, forest" (see sylvan). Also the genus name of warblers, hence adjective Sylvian.
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limulus (n.)
horseshoe crab, king crab, representative genus of the biological family Limulidae, 1837, Modern Latin, from Latin limulus "somewhat askance," diminutive of limus "askance."
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