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
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)