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common name

The name of a species of organisms based on normal, everyday language, as opposed to the Latinized scientific (taxonomic) name. A single common name is often attributed to what are in fact multiple, distinct species of animals.
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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.
It is hoped the common names will help the public become more familiar with species the country is in danger of losing.
Each entry consists of the species' common name, its scientific name, its approximate size, a verbal description of its appearance and characteristic habits, and a brief summary of where it can be found during what seasons of the year; yet by far the most valuable identifier are the illustrations, almost all of which are in full color.
Featuring a "user friendly" and alphabetically organized listing of diverse fish, seaweed and invertebrate aquatic life, Marine Life Of The Pacific Northwest offers a comprehensive compendium of more than 1,400 saltwater plants and animals, and includes a quick reference usability with guide, maps, glossary, index, and color-coded pages for easy information access and identification, as well as entries that include the common name, scientific name, size, range, depth, description, picture, description and comments, and more.
The book includes a fact file chart (Latin name, common name and location for over 80 different cetaceans), an index and a few suggestions for further reading.
The most common name in the UK is John, which occurs at least twice as often as any other name except from Margaret and David.
Mold is a common name for what scientists call fungi.
Therefore, the common name written in Roman characters will most often be used; the species name, in italics, will appear only once for the purpose of taxonomic placement of the virus being discussed.
Its name change is part of major corporate rebranding of its international Danish owner BHJ to unite all its companies under one common name.
Eucharist" is today--and it is entirely right that it be so--the most common name for the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ, which the Lord instituted on the night before his Passion.
It was often planted in front of country churches and when it was in bloom, ladies would tuck a few blossoms in their cleavage for the sweet fragrance--hence, their common name.
A common name for a Somali business, Barakat, with various English spellings, means "blessing.
Under the agreement RealNames will integrate CNNIC's Chinese Common Name System, a platform that allows people to access web sites by inputting Chinese characters, with its own Keyword registration and resolution system.
Yellow Tail is a common name for one of the more colorful kangaroos in Australia, the company says.
If you have a common name, jump on the [dot-pro] bandwagon because you won't be able to get a dot-com.