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

  • adj. Of, constituting, based on, or of the nature of a legend.
  • adj. Celebrated in legend.
  • adj. Extremely well known; famous or renowned. See Usage Note at legend.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends.
  • adj. Appearing (solely) in legends.
  • adj. Having the splendor of a legend; fabled.
  • adj. Having unimaginable greatness; excellent
  • n. A collection of legends, in particular of lives of saints.
  • n. One who relates legends.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends; consisting of legends; like a legend; fabulous.
  • n. A book of legends; a tale or narrative.
  • n. One who relates legends.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of legends; like a legend; traditional; mythical; fabulous.
  • n. A chronicle or register of the lives of the saints: same as legend, 1.
  • n. A book of legends.
  • n. A relater or compiler of legends.

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

  • adj. celebrated in fable or legend
  • adj. so celebrated as to having taken on the nature of a legend

Etymologies

legend +‎ -ary; from Middle Latin legendarius' Earlier it was a noun meaning "a collection of legends" (1510s).' (Old French legendier), from Latin legenda. In English, both the noun and the adjective appear in the 16th century. (Wiktionary)

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