opinicus

[oh-pin-i-kuh s]

Origin of opinicus

First recorded in 1770–80; origin uncertain
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Historical Examples of opinicus

  • Opinicus, a fabulous winged creature with the head of a griffin, the body of a lion, and the tail of a camel; a heraldic symbol.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • The Opinicus (Fig. 439) is another monster seldom met with in armory.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry

    Arthur Charles Fox-Davies