noun Arabian Mythology.
- robusta coffee,
- robusti, jacopo,
Origin of roc
Examples from the Web for roc
A Rochester (ROC) passenger approached a ticket counter to check in and stated to the ticket agent that he had a bomb in his bag.
Roc Nation did not respond to multiple requests to confirm that they had signed the rapper to their label.Politician Scores Rapper Endorsement, Prostitution Problems Follow|Ben Jacobs|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Watch Jay-Z's "Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)..." music video.
As soon as the roc sees you, he will fly away for fear, and leave you at liberty.The Arabian Nights Entertainments|Anonymous
In every way Roc behaved so well that for his sake all his men were treated kindly and allowed many privileges.Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts|Frank Richard Stockton
Times like these, a lump like a roc's egg would rise in the boy's throat.The Best Short Stories of 1917|Various
It is at the base of the massive Roc which bears aloft the chateau that is sculptured Bartholdis celebrated lion.Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy|Francis Miltoun
The little boy thought they looked as if they were roc's eggs, blocks of big ruby eggs.Men, Women and Ghosts|Amy Lowell
Word Origin for roc
large, ferocious bird of fable, 1570s, from Arabic rukhkh, from Persian rukh. Mentioned in Marco Polo's account of Madagascar, modern use is mostly from "Arabian Nights." Hence roc's egg "something marvelous or prodigious."