American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A legendary monster having the head of a man, the body of a lion, and the tail of a dragon or scorpion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fabulous monster having the body of a beast of prey, with a human head. In heraldry it is represented with the head of an old man, usually affronté. It usually has horns like those of an ox, or long and spiral, and some writers say that the tail and feet should be those of a dragon.
- n. An unidentified and perhaps imaginary kind of monkey.
- n. A mythical beast with the body of a lion, the tail of a scorpion, and the head of a man, said to be able to shoot spikes from its tail or mane.
- n. a mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion
- Latin mantichōra, from Greek μαντιχώρας (mantichōras), μαρτιχόρας (martichoras), μαρτιοχώρας (martiochōras) "man-eater, tiger", from Old Persian *martya-χvāra "man-eater". (Wiktionary)
- Middle English manticores, from Latin mantichōra, from Greek mantikhōras, variant of martiokhōras, from Old Iranian *martiya-khvāra-, man-eater : *martiya-, man; + *-khvāra-, eater. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“I battled a manticore every night for most of my life.”
““Youse saved us from that bad manticore beast that was after us.””
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