vox barbara

[voks bahr-ber-uh]
noun
  1. a questionably unconventional word or term; barbarism: applied especially to neo-Latin terms in botany, zoology, etc., that are formed from elements that are neither Latin nor Greek.

Origin of vox barbara

From the Latin word vōx barbara foreign word, speech
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