Specie is not a singular form of species, is it?Edit

If not, then since people misbelieve that "specie" is a singular for species, how do we indicate in the entry that it's not? --LUUWDA 15:35, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

No, specie is not the singular of species. One species, two species, a species, many species. If specie were the singular of species, it would say so in the definition. Since it does not say so, it is not. To be sure, it even states that specie is uncountable, which means that it has no plural form. —Stephen 16:02, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

But somehow this misuse had crept into the page in any case -- 15:40, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

The original version of Etymology 2 was tagged as nonstandard, but someone thought they knew better and removed that. I've restored my original version, and added a usage note to make things crystal clear (I hope). Chuck Entz (talk) 03:09, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
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