[ oh-pin-i-kuh s ]
/ oʊˈpɪn ɪ kəs /
noun, plural o·pin·i·cus·es.
a heraldic monster having the head, neck, and wings of an eagle, the body of a lion, and the tail of a bear.
Origin of opinicus
First recorded in 1770–80; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for 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