from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Heraldry A two-legged dragon having wings and a barbed tail.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Mythical dragon-like creature, having wings, only two legs and a barbed tail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as wiver.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See wivern.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fire-breathing dragon used in medieval heraldry; had the head of a dragon and the tail of a snake and a body with wings and two legs
Alteration of Middle English wyvere, viper, from Old North French wivre, from Latin vīpera; see viper.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Alteration of Middle English wyvere ("viper"), from Old Northern French wivre, from Latin vīpera ("viper; snake, serpent"). See also weever. (Wiktionary)