or drag·on's head

[drag-uh n-hed]

Origin of dragonhead

1500–10; translation of New Latin Dracocephalum

dragon's head

  1. dragonhead.
  2. Astronomy. (formerly) the ascending node of the moon or a planet.

Origin of dragon's head

First recorded in 1500–10
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Historical Examples of dragon-head

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

  • 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.


    Snorri Sturlason

British Dictionary definitions for dragon-head



  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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