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Dear Ted:

In the sentence ".....on the now-defunct drug website Silk Road, prosecutors said Monday," is "Silk Road" a noun, a name or a term?

Again, many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

  

In the sentence ".....on the now-defunct drug website Silk Road, prosecutors said Monday," is "Silk Road" a noun, a name or a term?

"Silk Road" is a proper noun.  It is the name of the website.  I would NOT call it a "term."

Ted

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