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vox barbara

[ voks bahr-ber-uh ]

noun

  1. a questionably unconventional word or term; barbarism: applied especially to New Latin terms in botany, zoology, etc., that are formed from elements that are neither Latin nor Greek.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of vox barbara1

From Latin vōx barbara “foreign word or speech”

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