caconym

[ kak-uh-nim ]
/ ˈkæk ə nɪm /

noun

a name, especially a taxonomic name, that is considered linguistically undesirable.

Nearby words

  1. cacographic,
  2. cacography,
  3. cacology,
  4. cacomelia,
  5. cacomistle,
  6. cacoon,
  7. cacophonic,
  8. cacophonous,
  9. cacophony,
  10. cacosmia

Origin of caconym

First recorded in 1885–90; cac(o)- + -onym

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