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.
"Ronald Watkins common name po marami po sila na iba iba ang passport number at DOB po (there are many of them who have different passport numbers and date of birth)," he noted.
Among Conservative councillors, David (322) was the most common name. Susan (47) was the most common woman's name, down in 27th place.
The most common uniquely female candidate's name - and the joint 37th most common name overall - was Sarah, with 39 instances.
Except south of Lake Victorias Nyanza Gulf, Omondi appears the common name, apparently derived from the verb mondo, to get up early.