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vernacular

1. a local style of architecture, in which ordinary houses are built
2. designating or relating to the common name of an animal or plant
3. built in the local style of ordinary houses, rather than a grand architectural style

Vernacular

In architecture, vernacular buildings reflect the traditional architecture of the region originally developed in response to the climate, land conditions, social and cultural preferences, scenery, and locally available resources and materials. The forms are native or peculiar to a particular country or locality. It represents a form of building that is based on regional forms and materials, primarily concerned with ordinary domestic and functional buildings, rather than commercial structures.
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We will ask whether an author as locally grounded and vernacularly driven as Flannery O'Connor can be described as cosmopolitan.
Back, finally, in East LA, the barrio known vernacularly in street calo as "East Los" and "the home of the biggest herd of brown buffaloes in the world" (1989a, 199), he opts for a moment of rest, of temporary and recuperative pause.
They run programs, vernacularly referred to as "bots," that go out and examine the content of Web sites.