from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In zoology and botany, a name (other than the technical name) of an animal or plant found only in scientific treatises—that is, not in use as a vernacular name.
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"Oh, it's a good book-name, but for real life it's too -- delicate."
Aurélia is the book-name of a lady, loved (actually, it seems) and in some degree responsible for her lover's aberrations of mind.
A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century
"No, that's a book-name," said Santa Claus so scornfully that Tommy was sorry he had asked him, especially as he added, "Isn't, not ain't."
Earthenware is the staple manufacture here.] [11: The book-name for obsidian is _itztli_, a word which seems to mean originally "sharp thing, knife," and thence to have been applied to the material knives are made of.
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