alicorn

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noun al·i·corn \ˈa-lə-ˌkȯrn\

Definition of alicorn

plural

alicorns

  1. :  the horn of a unicorn Many alicorns circulated during this period, often passing as prestige gifts from one royal house to another. — Chris Lavers, The Natural History of Unicorns, 2009

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Origin and Etymology of alicorn

borrowed from Italian alicorno, alicorne “unicorn,” probably from a dissimilated variant of unicorno, borrowed from Late Latin ūnicornis unicorn


First Known Use: 1966


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