hodag

noun

ho·​dag
ˈhōˌdag
plural -s
: a mythical animal reported chiefly from Wisconsin and Minnesota, noted for its ugliness, lateral horns, and hooked tail, and reputed to be outstanding in both ferocity and melancholy

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“Hodag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hodag. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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