- a common name or vernacular name, as of a plant or animal
- the specific name of an organism as distinct from the generic name in binomial nomenclature
trivial nametrivial name
- See specific epithet.
- Chemistry A common, historic, or convenient name for a substance, derived often from the source in which the substance was discovered, but unsystematic and not used in modern official nomenclature, as sucrose for &bgr; -D-fructofuranosyl- &agr; -D-glucopyranoside.