A genus of mammals, including the horse, ass, etc.(noun)
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Use "equus" in a sentence
" A _double entendre_ -- with allusion to the posture in sexual intercourse known among the Greeks as [Greek: hippos], in Latin 'equus,' the horse, where the woman mounts the man in reversal of the ordinary position."
"DORA: I remember I told him how that came from equus, the Latin word for horse."
"Michael too, is terminal, so to speak, and his speech also constitutes yet another Von Trier equus reference, given Gehrig's nickname, "The Iron Horse" – or more literally and ultimately perhaps symbolically: he is a damn Yankee with cancer; her"