Definition of

Dragon

  1. (noun, animal) any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body
  2. (noun, object) a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus
  3. (noun, person) a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings
  4. (noun, person) a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Dragon

  1. early 13c., from O.Fr. dragon, from L. draconem (nom. draco) "serpent, dragon," from Gk. drakon (gen. drakontos) "serpent, seafish," from drak-, strong aorist stem of derkesthai "to see clearly." But perhaps the lit. sense is "the one with the (deadly) glance." The young are dragonets (14c.). Obsolete drake "dragon"… more

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