roc

noun
\ ˈräk How to pronounce roc (audio) \

Definition of roc

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a legendary bird of great size and strength believed to inhabit the Indian Ocean area

Definition of ROC (Entry 2 of 2)

Republic of China (Taiwan)

First Known Use of roc

Noun

1579, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roc

Noun

ultimately from Arabic rukhkh

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“Roc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roc. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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