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.
Origin of bicorn
(in early French and English literature) a mythical animal, usually depicted as a grotesquely fat beast, that existed solely by devouring virtuous husbands.
Origin of Bicorn
1375–1425; late Middle English Bycorne < Middle French < Latin bicornis bicorn
a two-cornered cocked hat worn especially in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
a two-horned animal.
Origin of bicorne
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"Colonel Henry Dodge," said a tall, whip-lean officer wearing a bicorn hat.Shaman
bicornate (baɪˈkɔːnɪt, -ˌneɪt) or bicornuate (baɪˈkɔːnjʊɪt, -ˌeɪt)
having two horns or hornlike parts
Word Origin for bicorn
C19: from Latin bicornis, from bi- 1 + cornu horn
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