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  1. type, Type or kind, in various uses of the phrase in specie.
  2. money, Money, especially in the form of coins made from precious metal, that has an intrinsic value; coinage.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 8:
    • :"Dick" Counterfly had absquatulated swiftly into the night, leaving his son with only a pocketful of and the tender admonition, "Got to "scram," kid " write if you get work."
    Etymology: Originally in the phrase in specie; from Latin, speciÄ, ablative singular of species.

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