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bicorn

[ bahy-kawrn ]
/ 藞ba瑟 k蓴rn /
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adjective Also bi路cor路nate [bahy-kawr-nit, -neyt], /ba瑟藞k蓴r n瑟t, -ne瑟t/, bi路cor路nu路ate [bahy-kawr-nyoo-it, -eyt], /ba瑟藞k蓴r nyu 瑟t, -藢e瑟t/, bi路cor路nu路ous.
Botany, Zoology. having two horns or hornlike parts.
shaped like a crescent.
noun
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Origin of bicorn

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

Other definitions for bicorn (2 of 2)

Bicorn
[ bahy-kawrn ]
/ 藞ba瑟 k蓴rn /

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鈥1425; late Middle English Bycorne<Middle French <Latin bicornisbicorn
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

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 (ba瑟藞k蓴藧n瑟t, -藢ne瑟t) or bicornuate (ba瑟藞k蓴藧nj蕣瑟t, -藢e瑟t)

/ (藞ba瑟k蓴藧n) /

adjective
having two horns or hornlike parts

Word Origin for bicorn

C19: from Latin bicornis, from bi- 1 + cornu horn
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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