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Synonyms:  Vernacular name, Vulgar name

Dictionary of botanic terminology
index of names

     
  The common speech is the native speech or language as spoken or written by the inhabitants of a country or locality. Everyday language as used everyday by ordinary people.  


The common languages are the languages actually spoken by a group of people, as distinguished and often in contrast from scientific, technical or literary languages.

For examples the common  (vulgar, vernacular) name for a  plant species in contrast with the scientific names  used in taxonomy.

 

 

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