shel·​drake ˈshel-ˌdrāk How to pronounce sheldrake (audio)

Word History


Middle English, from sheld- (akin to Middle Dutch schillede parti-colored) + drake

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sheldrake was in the 14th century

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“Sheldrake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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