Dracula

[ drak-yuh-luh ]
/ ˈdræk yə lə /

noun

(italics) a novel (1897) by Bram Stoker.
Count, the central character in this novel: the archetype of a vampire.

Origin of Dracula

Low German Dracol, Dracole, Dracle a by-name of the Wallachian prince Vlad II, “the Impaler” (1431–76); orig. of the name is disputed, but it has long been popularly associated with Romanian dracul the devil (drac devil (< Latin dracō dragon) + -ul definite article)
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