noun drag·on \ˈdra-gən\

: an imaginary animal that can breathe out fire and looks like a very large lizard with wings, a long tail, and large claws

Full Definition of DRAGON

archaic :  a huge serpent
:  a mythical animal usually represented as a monstrous winged and scaly serpent or saurian with a crested head and enormous claws
:  a violent, combative, or very strict person
capitalized :  draco
:  something or someone formidable or baneful
drag·on·ish \-gə-nish\ adjective

Origin of DRAGON

Middle English, from Anglo-French dragun, from Latin dracon-, draco serpent, dragon, from Greek drakōn serpent; akin to Old English torht bright, Greek derkesthai to see, look at
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

Rhymes with DRAGON

DRAGONISH Defined for Kids


noun drag·on \ˈdra-gən\

Definition of DRAGON for Kids

:  an imaginary animal usually pictured as a huge serpent or lizard with wings and large claws


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