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What’s in a (Latin) name?

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Wonderful Scientific Names, Part 6: Syzygium aromaticum

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(not so) Wonderful Scientific Names, Part 5: Turdus ignobilis debilis

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Scientific names can roll beautifully off the tongue (the ant Monomorium minimum… 787 more words

Latin Names