cockatrice


cock·a·trice

noun \ˈkä-kə-trəs, -ˌtrīs\

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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