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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Catalog of medicinal plants used in the city of El-Jadida: list of plants identified by their Vernacular name and Scientific name, with classification by families.
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.
Baker identified it on Mauritius by the same vernacular name.
Table I shows the data on host plant with family name, English name, vernacular name and leafhopper record with species, scientific name, holotype, paratype, locality and date of collection.
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.
Falsa is the vernacular name in Pakistan and India, where there are a number of dialectal names of it.
The Graphic Identity which is referred to by a bold, lively vernacular name of 'Jhakaas Pachaas', presents the story of the last fifty years.