cac·​onym | \ ˈkakəˌnim \
plural -s

Definition of caconym

: a taxonomic name that is objectionable for linguistic reasons

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Other Words from caconym

caconymic \ ¦kakə¦nimik \ adjective

First Known Use of caconym

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caconym

cac- + -onym

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“Caconym.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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