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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A more specific term in a general class. For example, “purple” is a hyponym of “color”.
From Greek hypo- (under) + -nym (name). Earliest documented use: 1963.
“In fact, the word prunes at this time was used as a hyponym for all and any dried fruit.”
Sue-Belinda Meehan; Ask Sue-Belinda; Townsville Bulletin; (Australia); Dec 15, 2014.
See more usage examples of hyponym in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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