any of several arboreal lizards of the genus Draco, having an extensible membrane between the limbs along each side by means of which it makes long, gliding leaps.
- Also called flying lizard.
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How to use flying dragon in a sentence
Above the umbrella are flowers and ornaments of precious stones; and it terminates with a flying dragon set in the same manner.The Book of Curiosities | I. Platts
The sky is blue and cloudless, and above one of the towers is a flying dragon, intended to symbolise the fair Melusine.Chantilly in History and Art | Louise M. Richter
It is once called draca and thrice wyrm; but the latter word is used also of the flying dragon.The Heroic Age | H. Munro Chadwick
It was: "A true account of an entirely new and wonderful meteor, or flying dragon, which was seen last year in the heavens."Niels Klim's journey under the ground | Baron Ludvig Holberg
How scientific prigs shook with laughter at the notion of a flying dragon!Literary and General Lectures and Essays | Charles Kingsley