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unicorn

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noun uni·corn \ˈyü-nə-ˌkȯrn\

Simple Definition of unicorn

  • : an imaginary animal that looks like a horse and has a straight horn growing from the middle of its forehead

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unicorn

  1. :  a mythical animal generally depicted with the body and head of a horse, the hind legs of a stag, the tail of a lion, and a single horn in the middle of the forehead

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Origin of unicorn

Middle English unicorne, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin unicornis, from Latin, having one horn, from uni- + cornu horn — more at horn


First Known Use: 13th century


UNICORN Defined for Kids

unicorn

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noun uni·corn \ˈyü-nə-ˌkȯrn\

Definition of unicorn for Students

  1. :  an imaginary animal that looks like a horse with one horn in the middle of the forehead




Medical Dictionary

unicorn

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adjective uni·corn \ˈyü-nə-ˌkȯ(ə)rn\

Medical Definition of unicorn

  1. :  having a single horn or hornlike process <a unicorn uterus>





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