Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 9 years ago

Meaning behind the scientific name Splendens?

I have seen many things with Splendens in the scientific name.

Betta fish

Cory Cats

And even plants.

But what does it mean? And why can it be applied to so many different flora and fauna?

Thanks.

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  • Grinch
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    It just means 'fancy' or 'showy'.

    The fish, plants, etc. with 'splendens' as part of the scientific name have showy physical traits, such as fins, flowers, or foliage.

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/splendens

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    my name

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