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appellative
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 4
2. Common, as opposed to proper; denominative of a class.
Part of Speech: noun
2. A common name, in distinction from a proper name. A common name, or appellative, stands for a whole class, genus, or species of beings, or for universal ideas. Thus, tree is the name of all plants of a particular class; plant and vegetable are names of things that grow out of the earth. A proper name, on the other hand, stands for a single thing; as, Rome, Washington, Lake Erie.
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