from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An erroneous name, especially in taxonomic classification; a misnomer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An incorrect name for something, especially in taxonomic classification.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bad name for anything; a name which is in any way undesirable or objectionable.
Ancient Greek, meaning "bad name". (Wiktionary)