American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Heraldry A two-legged dragon having wings and a barbed tail.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See wivern.
- n. heraldry, mythology Mythical dragon-like creature, having wings, only two legs and a barbed tail.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Her.) Same as wiver.
- 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 Northern French wivre, from Latin vīpera ("viper; snake, serpent"). See also weever. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
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