One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Latin name that is based on a mixture of more than one species, etc. Also more generally: a confusing name, a word for something that gives the wrong impression.
Early 20th century. From scientific Latin nomen confusum from classical Latin nōmen + confūsum, neuter singular of confūsus.
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