1. A term used to characterize a person or thing
    • the Terrible in Ivan the Terrible
  2. A term used as a descriptive substitute for the name or title of a person
    • The Young Pretender for Charles Edward Stuart
  3. An abusive or contemptuous word or phrase
  4. (biology) A word in the scientific name of a taxon following the name of the genus or species. This applies only to formal names of plants, fungi and bacteria. In formal names of animals an epithet does not occur.
    • in Cannabis sativa the word sativa is a specific epithet.
    • in Festuca ovina subsp. guestphalica the word guestphalica is an infraspecific epithet.

7 letters in word "epithet": E E H I P T T.

No anagrams for epithet found in this word list.

Words found within epithet:

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