Definition of nomen confusum in English:

nomen confusum

noun

  • 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.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

nomen confusum

/ˌnəʊmɛn kənˈfjuːzəm/ /ˌnəʊmən kənˈfjuːzəm/