Specific-epithet meaning

The uncapitalized Latin adjective or noun that follows a capitalized genus name in binomial nomenclature and serves to distinguish a species from others in the same genus, as saccharum in Acer saccharum (sugar maple).
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The uncapitalized Latin adjective or noun that follows a capitalized genus name in binomial nomenclature and serves to distinguish a species from others in the same genus, as saccharum in Acer saccharum (sugar maple).
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(taxonomy, botany) The second (uncapitalized) word in the scientific name of a species, following the name of the genus.

In Cannabis sativa the word sativa is the specific epithet.

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