cockatrice

noun cock·a·trice \ 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 and Etymology of cockatrice

Middle English cocatrice, from Medieval French cocatris ichneumon, cockatrice, from Medieval Latin cocatric-, cocatrix ichneumon


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