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epithet British & World English

An adjective or phrase expressing a quality or attribute regarded as characteristic of the person or thing mentioned

epithet English Thesaurus

these works earned him the epithet ‘the Spanish Heretic’

Homeric epithet British & World 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 British & World 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