generic word

generic word

- One referring to a commercial product, formerly a brand name that is no longer protected by trademark.
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Prosecco has become the generic word for sparkling wine.
Having in mind that the word yasbestose is a generic word and a commercial term to indicate any silicate, fibrous mineral with a fibrous form.
Some app developers have expressed concern over being allowed to trademark such a generic word as candy.
There is only one dot-com of any generic word in the universe.
We didn't go for just Balti because that's become a generic word for curry so we went for 'Birmingham Balti' because that's where it all started.
Blockbusters brought other hilarious TV moments, such as when the veteran broadcaster asked: "What 'O' is the generic word for any living animal or plant, including bacteria and viruses?
The generic word salad means a whole lot more to us these days than it ever did, not only because we have a wider range of acceptable salads to choose from, but we have all expanded our ideas on what else can be included in a modern salad to make it look and taste better.
They are very flexible lights/motifs (festive is a generic word to cover all events) - on the run up to Christmas you can call them Christmas lights then after Christmas you could call them New Year lights, if you want.
Bush did not say "Crusades" in the plural, which refers to attacks by European Christians on the Islamic world a millennium ago, but rather "crusade," a generic word that can be used for any major campaign and was applied by Gen.
But it's a place of contradictions - a major capitalist country that's invented a generic word for fizzy soft drinks which means you can mention them in a newspaper column without giving the brand free marketing.
It should not be composed of a generic word (or words) meaning directly the sort of objects or services of activity or a single place-name or of some other word which fails to possess a distinctive feature and should be composed by taking into consideration the norms of standard Lithuanian language, so it is always advised to consult a person fluent in Lithuanian language and familiar with the provisions of the decisions of Commission of the Lithuanian Language in order to avoid later misunderstanding or breach of regulations.
But it quickly became a popular generic word and concept, at least in Japan, as the electronics industry there began to grow substantially.