English, biology: one definition of sport

Tutoring any subject, definitions are important. The tutor shares a meaning of sport he recently discovered.

The term sport, referring to a physical game, is well understood. However, I encountered sport used in a horticultural context, so looked it up:

sport (noun): an individual obviously different from its peers – for example, because of a mutation.


Mish, Frederick C (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.


Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

Leave a Reply