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


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    harsh discordance of sound; dissonance: a cacophony of hoots, cackles, and wails. a discordant and meaningless mixture of sounds: the cacophony produced by city traffic at midday. Music. frequent use of discords of a harshness and relationship difficult to understand. Contemporary Examples Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest David Freedlander December 11, […]

  • Cacophonous

    having a harsh or discordant sound. Contemporary Examples American Dreams: The Essential Book of 2012 Nathaniel Rich December 27, 2012 Matthew McConaughey’s God Moment William O’Connor March 2, 2014 Historical Examples Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 1, 1914 Various The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke The Day of Days Louis […]

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    any of numerous succulent plants of the family Cactaceae, of warm, arid regions of the New World, having fleshy, leafless, usually spiny stems, and typically having solitary, showy flowers. Historical Examples Sielanka: An Idyll Henryk Sienkiewicz Adventures of a Young Naturalist Lucien Biart The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams The Mexican Twins […]

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