vox barbara

[ voks -bahr-ber-uh ]
/ ˈvɒks ˈbɑr bər ə /

noun

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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Origin of vox barbara

From Latin vōx barbara “foreign word or speech”
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