The name of a person, usually a historical person, assumed by a writer.
[French allonyme : Greek allos, other; see ALLO- + Greek onoma, name; see n-men- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
al·lony·mous (ə-lŏnə-məs) adj.
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