dragon's teeth


pl n

informal conical or wedge-shaped concrete antitank obstacles protruding from the ground in rows: used in World War II
sow dragon's teeth to take some action that is intended to prevent strife or trouble but that actually brings it about

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Word Origin for dragon's teeth

sense 2 from the story of Cadmus
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