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Definition of synonym

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Definition as written by paulgrow:

One of two or more words or expressions of the same language that have the same or nearly the same meaning in some or all senses

Definition as written by Terry:

In taxonomy, a synonym occurs when a plant has more than one botanical name

Nomenclature rules specify that each plant in this situation has an accepted name, also known as basionym and all other names given are classified as synonyms.

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