dragon's head


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

Nearby words

  1. dragon lady,
  2. dragon lizard,
  3. dragon market,
  4. dragon tree,
  5. dragon's blood,
  6. dragon's mouth,
  7. dragon's tail,
  8. dragon's teeth,
  9. dragonet,
  10. dragonfish

Origin of dragon's head

First recorded in 1500–10


or drag·on's head

[ drag-uh n-hed ]
/ ˈdræg ənˌhɛd /


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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British Dictionary definitions for dragon's head



/ (ˈdræɡənˌhɛd) /


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