firedrake

noun
fire·​drake | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌdrāk How to pronounce firedrake (audio) \

Definition of firedrake

: a fire-breathing dragon especially in Germanic mythology

First Known Use of firedrake

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for firedrake

Middle English firdrake, from Old English fȳrdraca, from fȳr + draca dragon, from Latin draco — more at dragon

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“Firedrake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firedrake. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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