or drag·on's head

[ drag-uhn-hed ]

  1. any of several mints of the genus Dracocephalum having spikes of double-lipped flowers.

Origin of dragonhead

1500–10; translation of New Latin Dracocephalum

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How to use dragonhead in a sentence

  • Soon the Short Serpent came up, its gilded dragon-head shining brightly in the sunlight.

  • The swaying dragon head paused, held rigid on a stiff, scaled column in the center of the saucer.

    Key Out of Time | Andre Alice Norton
  • The dragon head writhed, twisted as the reptile attempted to see above and behind its own length.

    Key Out of Time | Andre Alice Norton
  • In the centre stood a Norse war galley or Viking ship, with its huge dragon head towering upwards with graceful bend.

  • 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 dragonhead



/ (ˈdræɡənˌhɛd) /

  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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