Meaning of nomen confusum in English:

nomen confusum

Pronunciation /ˌnəʊmɛn kənˈfjuːzəm/ /ˌnəʊmən kənˈfjuːzəm/


  • Chiefly A Latin name that is based on a mixture of more than one species, etc.. Also more generally: a confusing name, a word for something that gives the wrong impression.


Early 20th century. From scientific Latin nomen confusum from classical Latin nōmen + confūsum, neuter singular of confūsus.