common name

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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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Birch, whose vernacular name is Lady of the Woods, gives you this lovely dappled light, but it's better on a lighter acid soil than it is on heavy clay.
Birch, whose vernacular name is 'Lady of the Woods', gives you this lovely dappled light, but it's better on a lighter acid soil than it is on heavy clay.
Many have marbled leaves, giving them the vernacular name of trout lily.
The authors found 145 of the 302 currently recognised cycad species had at least one vernacular name (48%) and a total of 494 names in 128 languages (Bonta and Osborne 2007:1).
He said prayer rooms have been established in all prisons of Pakistan and vernacular name of Christians was changed from Essahi to Masihi on the suggestion of Shahbaz Bhatti.
Centuries of relentless persecution had driven the bird, known by its vernacular name as the fork-tailed puttock, to the very brink of extinction.
Reptiles were the most mentioned and the vernacular name with the highest number of medicinal uses was the snake, with six treatments identified (Table 2).
Under the name of each genus follows an English vernacular name, a list of generic synonyms, and entries Number of species worldwide, Number of Western Hemisphere species, Taxonomy, Type species, Distribution, Habitat (with references), Notes, and References.
How necessary some accepted vernacular name is--let alone a unique "scientific" label--can be seen from the duplication of names revealed in her pages for some common, or formerly common, birds.