from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A single name by which a person, thing etc is known. For example, Madonna (the pop star).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name consisting of a single term; a mononomial name in zoölogy.


mono- (“one”) + -onym (“word, name”) (Wiktionary)



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  • Prince, Cher

    September 9, 2009

  • A name consisting of one word only. (Listed in OED2).

    November 2, 2007