The palm tree seems a kind of lusus naturae to the northern eye—an exotic wherever you meet it.
Among the lower classes, lusus naturae (a Latin phrase which signifies objects or frights) are very common.
If there is in fact no such, he is, in his high attainment, almost a lusus naturae.
If I do not mistake, there is no such thing as a black lynx, except as a lusus naturae.
I may mention here that male kangaroos are sometimes found provided with pouches; but these, I conceive, are lusus naturae.
“My cousins,” she remarked, putting a touch on the cow that stamped that animal a lusus naturae for all time coming.
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.
Poor Milly became scarlet, and suddenly devoted herself to the lusus naturae!
The gossips all turn from the task of nibbling one another, and the character of the lusus naturae becomes public property.
lusus naturae lu·sus na·tu·rae (lōō'səs nə-tur'ē, -tyur'ē)
A conspicuous congenital abnormality.