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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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The most common names among Muslim babies is Yusuf (3.
In such publications, the common names of viruses will be those used in that language and not the English names.
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What is the common name for the Chilean pine, often seen in British country parks and gardens?
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This may be true enough, but watching them explode into bloom in the unlikeliest of places provides further justification for their common name.
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The section titled 'Quick plant finder' is useful only if one knows either a common name for the plant or its family or genus.
What is the common name for the fast-growing plant Russian vine?
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Hassan is a common name in Iran, and all they had to go on was an imperfectly remembered village name and an old picture.
Readers will find that one common name may refer to a number of plant varieties.