a deformed person or thing; freak.
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How to use lusus naturae in a sentence
If there is in fact no such, he is, in his high attainment, almost a lusus naturae.The Brothers' War | John Calvin Reed
The palm tree seems a kind of lusus naturae to the northern eye—an exotic wherever you meet it.To Cuba and Back | Richard Henry Dana
The semblance of a human face to be formed on the side of a mountain, or in the fracture of a small stone, by a lusus naturae.Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 1 | Nathaniel Hawthorne
The gossips all turn from the task of nibbling one another, and the character of the lusus naturae becomes public property.
I may mention here that male kangaroos are sometimes found provided with pouches; but these, I conceive, are lusus naturae.The Bushman | Edward Wilson Landor
British Dictionary definitions for lusus naturae
a freak, mutant, or monster
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