from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An erroneous name, especially in taxonomic classification; a misnomer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An incorrect name for something, especially in taxonomic classification.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bad name for anything; a name which is in any way undesirable or objectionable.


Ancient Greek, meaning "bad name". (Wiktionary)


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