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bicorn

[ bahy-kawrn ]
/ ˈbaɪ kɔrn /
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adjective Also bi·cor·nate [bahy-kawr-nit, -neyt], /baɪˈkɔr nɪt, -neɪt/, bi·cor·nu·ate [bahy-kawr-nyoo-it, -eyt], /baɪˈkɔr nyu ɪt, -ˌeɪt/, bi·cor·nu·ous.
Botany, Zoology. having two horns or hornlike parts.
shaped like a crescent.
noun
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Origin of bicorn

1745–55; <Latin bicornis, equivalent to bi-bi-1 + corn(ū) horn + -is adj. suffix

Other definitions for bicorn (2 of 2)

Bicorn
[ bahy-kawrn ]
/ ˈbaɪ kɔrn /

noun
(in early French and English literature) a mythical animal, usually depicted as a grotesquely fat beast, that existed solely by devouring virtuous husbands.
Compare Chichivache.

Origin of Bicorn

1375–1425; late Middle English Bycorne<Middle French <Latin bicornisbicorn
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How to use bicorn in a sentence

  • "Colonel Henry Dodge," said a tall, whip-lean officer wearing a bicorn hat.

    Shaman|Robert Shea

British Dictionary definitions for bicorn

bicorn

bicornate (baɪˈkɔːnɪt, -ˌneɪt) or bicornuate (baɪˈkɔːnjʊɪt, -ˌeɪt)

/ (ˈbaɪkɔːn) /

adjective
having two horns or hornlike parts

Word Origin for bicorn

C19: from Latin bicornis, from bi- 1 + cornu horn
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