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common name

n.
A common or vernacular name as distinguished from a scientific name, as water moccassin or cotton mouth for the snake Agkistrodon piscivorus.
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Most specific common names such as 'Green-headed ant mimic' (Poecilipta kohouti) do not appear in the main index, which seems contrary to the aim of writing a non-technical, practical field guide; however, spiders named to genus level only (e.
In Jerusalem and Bnei Brak for instance, Noah does not even rank on the top ten most common names.
The international cross-referencing is particularly important to any who would receive a reference volume that includes world common names and scientific associations for the plants.
of Georgia) has compiled an extraordinary linguistic reference, assembling common names in 370 languages, for 404 commercially cultivated crops.
IHSAN YOUSSEF DOHA THERE is much in a name as the popularity of the two most common names in Qatar -- Mohammad for boys and Fatima for girls--suggests.
Chemical names were always perceived to be less natural than the same preservatives described by common names.
The herbs and supplements covered are organised alphabetically by their common names.
Sea star is the more biologically correct term, but starfish is a common name and common names aren't necessarily scientifically accurate.
It gives you the common names of the top-10 animal species on the ZooloGical Society of London's EDGE list.
This seminal work also serves as a lexicon listing all the common names (in several languages) of these snakes.
It also shows the most common names are likely to be male but new names or those dying out are most likely female.
When entering the drugs you can use either brand names (such as Videx), generic names (such as didanosine), or common names (ddI).