noun ba·so·nym \ˈbā-sə-ˌnim, -sō-\

Definition of basonym



  1. :  the earliest validly published name of a taxon, being in the case of a binomial or trinomial the source of the valid specific or subspecific epithet when the taxon is transferred to a new combination and in technical usage always accompanied by the name of the original author Crataegus spicata Lamarck is the basonym of Amelanchier spicata

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Origin and Etymology of basonym

baso- + -onym

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a trip made at another's expense

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