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.
References in classic literature ?
Things are said to be named 'equivocally' when, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each.
But it is a common name in Nantucket, they say, and I suppose this Peter here is an emigrant from there.
Morris; you and I are not cursed with such a contemptibly common name as that
She mentioned a common name, and an unknown and distant place of abode, but told me they were now on the Continent, and their present address was unknown to her.
It is suggestive that Anthony is not a common name in England, while Antonio is so in all Spanish or Spanish-American countries.
In the tenth book they are represented as the genera or general ideas under which individuals having a common name are contained.
Well then, shall we begin the enquiry in our usual manner: Whenever a number of individuals have a common name, we assume them to have also a corresponding idea or form.
Some people dislike common names as they can often change between states, generally leading to utter confusion in communications.
The most common name for women offenders was Sarah (154 crimes), followed by Emma (126), Lisa (110), Claire (87), Kelly (82), Rebecca (81), Nicola (78), Laura (77), Chloe (76) and Amanda (76).
The most common name among Jews is Noam, with 1,414 named as such in 2015.
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.
A common name in Quebec for wintergreen is "petit the du bois," which translates to "little tea of the woods.