Specific name

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(Nat. Hist.) the name which, appended to the name of the genus, constitutes the distinctive name of the species; - originally applied by Linnæus to the essential character of the species, or the essential difference. The present specific name he at first called the trivial name.
- Wharton.

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References in classic literature ?
usitatissimum had been left behind = the species name of linen means "most useful"; Madame Savon = literally, Mrs.
I gave the species name 'lemarete' to one of the amphipods because it translates from Greek to 'bold and excellent', which is the motto on Roger Bamber's coat of arms.
Click on a species name to reveal its range map (one shown below), as well as crowdsourced pictures.
New labelling laws come into effect this year, which means that shoppers should start to see better information on seafood products, including how the fish was caught, where it was caught or farmed, and the full species name.
Short introductions to orders are included, but otherwise there are only excellent color photographs and species name, six to a page.
The species name, marchingtoni, honors Douglas County sheriff's Deputy Dave Marchington, who led scientists to the cave outside Grants Pass.
The species name "morrisoni" honours ROM technician Ian Morrison, who discovered how the bones fit together, which ultimately led to this dinosaur's recognition as a distinct species.
The species name tells it all (red foliage), red flowers, red hips, canes reaching to seven feet and perfectly cold-hardy.
The species name honors Royal Ontario Museum technician Ian Morrison.
From 7 October, shoppers can enter an on-pack code on the John West website to access information about which region of the ocean the tuna was caught in, the exact species name as well as the name of the John West-owned boat that caught it and a photo.
Their genus name, Spheniscus, means "little wedge" in Greek, and their species name, demersus, means "diving" in Latin.
Many of our favourite garden plants come from the far east - azaleas, camellias and acers and the species name (the second part of the latin name) often provides a clue as to the origin of the plant.