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dragonhead

or drag·on's head

[drag-uh n-hed]
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noun
  1. any of several mints of the genus Dracocephalum having spikes of double-lipped flowers.
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Origin of dragonhead

1500–10; translation of New Latin Dracocephalum

dragon's head

noun
  1. dragonhead.
  2. Astronomy. (formerly) the ascending node of the moon or a planet.
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Origin of dragon's head

First recorded in 1500–10
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Historical Examples

  • Olaf of Norway is afraid to-day, for he carries no dragon-head on his ship.

    Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)

    Charles Morris

  • On the stem was a dragon-head, and on the stern a dragon-tail, and the sides of the bows of the ship were gilt.

    Heimskringla

    Snorri Sturlason


British Dictionary definitions for dragon-head

dragonhead

dragon's-head

noun
  1. any plant of the genus Dracocephalum, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having dense spikes of white or bluish flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
  2. any North American plant of the related genus Physostegia, having pink or purplish flowers
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