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- another term for binomial (sense 2 of the adjective)
- ‘Gorse and furze are synonymous, but neither means the same as their Linnean binominal ulex europaeus.’
- ‘Founded in 1788, it takes its name from the great Swedish naturalist, Carl Linnaeus, who promoted the binominal system that is used today for naming all plants and animals.’
- ‘During the summer of 1979 I continued my long-term investigation of the identity of the species of Conus proposed during the early decades of Linnaean binominal nomenclature, especially the first decade of the nineteenth century.’
- ‘The Linnaean system of binominal nomenclature has been agreed upon by scientists from every country and every language as the standard way to name and talk about animals.’
- ‘Linnaeus, known as the father of modern Taxonomy, was born on 23 May 1707 and is credited with the development of the Latin binominal naming system for all living organisms’
Late 19th century: from Latin binominis, from bi- ‘having two’ + nomen, nomin- ‘name’ + -al.
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