Monstrosities
Monstrosity Mon*stros"i*ty, n.; pl. {Monstrosities}. [Cf. F. monstruosit['e]. See {Monstrous}.] The state of being monstrous, or out of the common order of nature; that which is monstrous; a monster. --South. [1913 Webster]

A monstrosity never changes the name or affects the immutability of a species. --Adanson (Trans.). [1913 Webster]


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