- a bird of enormous size and strength.
Origin of roc
Examples from the Web for roc
Contemporary Examples of 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.The TSA’s Insane Instagram Feed
July 14, 2014
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
June 12, 2014
Watch Jay-Z's "Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)..." music video.A Baby Boomer's Guide to Jay-Z
November 14, 2010
Historical Examples of roc
There we found a roc's egg, equal in size to the one I had seen before.Favorite Fairy Tales
Times like these, a lump like a roc's egg would rise in the boy's throat.
They answered, 'By a touch of the gall of the Roc on his forehead.'The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete
His 2d lady had no child; was poysoned by the hands of Co. of Roc.Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)
It signifies 'thirty birds' and is thought to be the roc of the Arabs.The Fairy Mythology
- (in Arabian legend) a bird of enormous size and power
Word Origin for roc
- Royal Observer Corps
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."