Definition of cockatrice
: a legendary serpent that is hatched by a reptile from a cock's egg and that has a deadly glance
Origin of cockatrice
Middle English cocatrice, from Middle French cocatris ichneumon, cockatrice, from Medieval Latin cocatric-, cocatrix ichneumon
First Known Use: 14th century
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