dragon

A dragon is a fire-breathing mythological animal, a winged, flying, scaly creature. In many European legends, brave knights battle evil dragons.

The dragon shows up in the mythologies of many different cultures, usually breathing fire and resembling a giant reptile or serpent with wings. The monster in the ancient Mesopotamian poem the "Epic of Gilgamesh" is often called a dragon, and the Old English story "Beowulf" also features a fearsome dragon. In several Asian cultures, dragons represent wisdom, nature, and longevity. The Greek root is drakon, "serpent" or "giant seafish."

Primary Meanings of dragon

1.
n
a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings
2.
n
a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman
Full Definitions of dragon
1

n a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings

Synonyms:
firedrake
Examples:
Fafnir
(Norse mythology) the Norse dragon that guarded a treasure and was slain by Sigurd
Types:
wivern, wyvern
a fire-breathing dragon used in medieval heraldry; had the head of a dragon and the tail of a snake and a body with wings and two legs
Type of:
mythical creature, mythical monster
a monster renowned in folklore and myth

n any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body

Synonyms:
flying dragon, flying lizard
Type of:
agamid, agamid lizard
a lizard of the family Agamidae
2

n a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman

Synonyms:
tartar
Type of:
disagreeable woman, unpleasant woman
a woman who is an unpleasant person

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