The scientific name for the avocado is Persea americana, which means "alligator pear" in Latin. The name suggests that its roots lie in the Americas, or more specifically, Southern Mexico and Central America. Evidence su... More » Science Biology Botany

The scientific name for the species of yeast used in baker's or brewer's yeast is Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This species of yeast has been used for baking, winemaking and brewing for hundreds of years. More » Food Food Facts

The scientific name of a cockroach is Blattaria. There are around 4,600 species of cockroaches in the world and only 30 of those live in human habitats. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Beetles
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