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  • proper n. The fictional vampire in the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker.
  • proper n. A former prince of Wallachia.

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  • n. comprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: diminutive plants having bizarre and often sinister-looking flowers with pendulous scapes and motile lips
  • n. fictional vampire in a gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker

Etymologies

From the name Vlad III Dracula (also known as Vlad Ţepeş), from his father's name Vlad II Dracul, who was given the name Dracul by the Order of the Dragon. Dracul comes from the Romanian drac ("devil"), itself deriving from the Latin draco ("dragon"). (Wiktionary)

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  • Name of an orchid genus whose flowers resemble a bat.

    June 26, 2010