Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fire-breathing dragon of Germanic mythology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fire-breathing dragon
  • n. A fiery meteor, an ignis fatuus, a rocket
  • n. A kind of firework
  • n. A worker at a furnace or fire (an allusive use)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fiery dragon.
  • n. A fiery meteor; an ignis fatuus; a rocket.
  • n. A worker at a furnace or fire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fiery dragon or serpent.
  • n. A fiery meteor; an ignis fatuus.
  • n. A kind of firework.
  • n. A worker at a furnace or fire: an allusive use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings

Etymologies

Middle English firdrake, from Old English fȳrdraca : fȳr, fire; see fire + draca, dragon; see drake2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English fȳrdraca ("fire-spewing dragon"), equivalent of fire +‎ drake. (Wiktionary)

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