- unicellular gland,
- unicorn plant,
- unicorn uterus,
Origin of unicorn
Examples from the Web for unicorn
The victory in 1950 over England is precious, but in the way a unicorn might be: to be regarded wide-eyed, and scarcely believed.Stars and Stripes 2, Black Stars 1: Team USA Takes a Win From Ghana|Tunku Varadarajan|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the name “unicorn” tells you how common it is for women to swing with couples.
Dan worked hard and made a good picture: mountains, timber, blue sky…and in the foreground a blond girl and a unicorn.
Have you ever been to the Musee Cluny to see the Lady with the Unicorn tapestries?
I was at the beach in Los Angeles this summer when I saw a unicorn.R.I.P. Blockbuster, You Frustratingly Magical Franchise, You|Kevin Fallon|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The unicorn squealed in fury and struck the hunter, catching him on its horn and hurling him thirty feet.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
Unicorn is a sachem; he must give an example to his young men on the warpath.The Trail-Hunter|Gustave Aimard
The horn of the unicorn was popularly regarded as the most marvellous of remedies.Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery|Robert Means Lawrence
The sale of the Unicorn, prudently managed, had brought about seven hundred thousand livres.A Romance of the West Indies|Eugne Sue
It would leap like an unicorn, wouldn't it, if he played those beautiful things which he just played?Hildegarde's Home|Laura E. Richards
Word Origin for unicorn
The Late Latin word translates Greek monoceros, itself rendering Hebrew re'em, which was probably a kind of wild ox. According to Pliny, a creature with a horse's body, deer's head, elephant's feet, lion's tail, and one black horn two cubits long projecting from its forehead. Cf. German Einhorn, Welsh ungorn, Breton uncorn, Old Church Slavonic ino-rogu.
A mythical animal resembling a small horse but with a long, straight horn growing out of its forehead. Often it was described as having the legs of a deer and the tail of a lion. Some sources claim it was visible only to virgins.