Monday, August 28, 2006

Homernym

homernym |ˈhōmərˌnim | noun
1. Homerphone (def. 1).
2. a word the same as another in sound and spelling but different in meaning, as chase “to pursue” and chase “to ornament metal.”
3. (loosely) Homergraph.
4. a namesake.
5. Biology. a name given to a species or genus that has been assigned to a different species or genus and that is therefore rejected.

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