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Synonyms: Common  Name (also Vulgar name)

Dictionary of botanic terminology
index of names

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

The vernacular 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 vernacular  (vulgar or common) name for a  plant species in contrast with the scientific names  used in taxonomy.

 

 

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