unicorn

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noun uni·corn \ˈyü-nə-ˌkȯrn\

Definition of unicorn

  1. 1 :  a mythical usually white animal generally depicted with the body and head of a horse with long flowing mane and tail and a single often spiraled horn in the middle of the forehead

  2. 2 :  an animal mentioned in the Bible that is usually considered an aurochs, a one-horned rhinoceros, or an antelope

Origin and Etymology of unicorn

Middle English unicorne, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin unicornis, from Latin, having one horn, from uni- + cornu horn — more at horn


First Known Use: 13th century


UNICORN Defined for English Language Learners

unicorn

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noun uni·corn \ˈyü-nə-ˌkȯrn\

Definition of unicorn for English Language Learners

  • : an imaginary animal that looks like a horse and has a straight horn growing from the middle of its forehead


UNICORN Defined for Kids

unicorn

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noun uni·corn \ˈyü-nə-ˌkȯrn\

Definition of unicorn for Students

  1. :  an imaginary animal that looks like a horse with one horn in the middle of the forehead


Medical Dictionary

unicorn

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adjective uni·corn \ˈyü-nə-ˌkȯ(ə)rn\

Medical Definition of unicorn

  1. :  having a single horn or hornlike process <a unicorn uterus>



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