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firedrake

[fahyuh r-dreyk]
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noun
  1. a mythical fiery dragon.
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Origin of firedrake

before 900; Middle English fyrdrake, Old English fȳrdraca. See fire, drake2
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Examples from the Web for firedrake

Historical Examples

  • Therefore to send me after the Firedrake were both dangerous and unnecessary.

    Prince Prigio

    Andrew Lang

  • Now, the Firedrake is a beast, or bird, about the bigness of an elephant.

    Prince Prigio

    Andrew Lang

  • Will you go back to your hole and swear, on your honour as a Firedrake, to listen quietly?

    Prince Prigio

    Andrew Lang

  • The prince just took time to shout, “The Firedrake is going to pay you a visit!”

    Prince Prigio

    Andrew Lang

  • He declined to say exactly where or how he killed the Firedrake.

    Prince Prigio

    Andrew Lang


British Dictionary definitions for firedrake

firedrake

firedragon (ˈfaɪəˌdræɡən)

noun
  1. myth a fire-breathing dragon
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