Definition of subtribe in US English:

subtribe

noun

  • 1A subdivision of a tribe.

  • 2Biology. A taxonomic category ranking below tribe and above genus; a group of this rank.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Dunn Hunter (?1798–1827). From sub- + tribe.

Pronunciation

subtribe

/ˈsʌbˌtrʌɪb/