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bicorn

1

[ bahy-kawrn ]

adjective

  1. Botany, Zoology. having two horns or hornlike parts.
  2. shaped like a crescent.


noun

Bicorn

2

[ bahy-kawrn ]

noun

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

bicorn

/ baɪˈkɔːnɪt; -ˌneɪt; -ˌeɪt; baɪˈkɔːnjʊɪt; ˈbaɪkɔːn /

adjective

  1. having two horns or hornlike parts


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bicorn1

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

Origin of bicorn2

1375–1425; late Middle English Bycorne < Middle French < Latin bicornis bicorn

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bicorn1

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

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Example Sentences

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

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