[ drag-uh n-root, -roo t ]
/ ˈdræg ənˌrut, -ˌrʊt /
See under dragon(def 8).
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Definition for dragonroot (2 of 2)
[ drag-uh n ]
/ ˈdræg ən /
a mythical monster generally represented as a huge, winged reptile with crested head and enormous claws and teeth, and often spouting fire.
Archaic. a huge serpent or snake.
Bible. a large animal, possibly a large snake or crocodile.
the dragon, Satan.
a fierce, violent person.
a very watchful and strict woman.
Botany. any of several araceous plants, as Arisaema dracontium (green dragon or dragonroot), the flowers of which have a long, slender spadix and a green, shorter spathe.
a short musket carried by a mounted infantryman in the 16th and 17th centuries.
a soldier armed with such a musket.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Draco.
Origin of dragon
1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin dracōn- (stem of dracō) < Greek drákōn kind of serpent, probably orig. epithet, the (sharp-)sighted one, akin to dérkesthai to look
OTHER WORDS FROM dragondrag·on·ish, adjectivedrag·on·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dragonroot (1 of 2)
/ (ˈdræɡənˌruːt) /
a North American aroid plant, Arisaema dracontium, having a greenish spathe and a long pointed spadix
the tuberous root of this plant, formerly used in medicine as an expectorant and diaphoretic
British Dictionary definitions for dragonroot (2 of 2)
/ (ˈdræɡən) /
a mythical monster usually represented as breathing fire and having a scaly reptilian body, wings, claws, and a long tail
informal a fierce or intractable person, esp a woman
any of various very large lizards, esp the Komodo dragon
any of various North American aroid plants, esp the green dragon
Christianity a manifestation of Satan or an attendant devil
a yacht of the International Dragon Class, 8.88m long (29.2 feet), used in racing
chase the dragon slang to smoke opium or heroin
Derived forms of dragondragoness, fem ndragonish, adjective
Word Origin for dragon
C13: from Old French, from Latin dracō, from Greek drakōn; related to drakos eye
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