Definition of hyponym noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hyponym

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhaɪpənɪm//
 
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a word with a particular meaning that is included in the meaning of a more general word, for example “dog” and “cat” are hyponyms of “animal” compare hypernym, superordinate
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hyponym