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epithet US English

An adjective or descriptive phrase expressing a quality characteristic of the person or thing mentioned

epithet US Thesaurus

Rome befits its epithet "the Eternal City"

Homeric epithet US English

An epithet or description used by Homer, or resembling one used by him, especially one which is much repeated or has become a usual or stock description.

specific epithet US English

The second element in the Latin binomial name of a species, which follows the generic name and distinguishes the species from others in the same genus