from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or suggestive of a dragon.
- adj. Draconian.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Related to or suggestive of dragons.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Relating to Draco, the Athenian lawgiver; or to the constellation Draco; or to dragon's blood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Draco, archon of Athens in or about 621 b. c., and one of the founders of the enlightened Attic polity; or resembling in severity the code of laws said to have been established by him, in which he prescribed the penalty of death for nearly all crimes -for smaller crimes because they merited it, and for greater because he knew of no penalty more severe.
- Hence Rigorous: applied to any extremely severe, harsh, or oppressive laws.
- Relating to the constellation Draco.
From Latin dracō, dracōn-, dragon; see dragon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from Latin draco, dragon (Wiktionary)