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  • n. The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • n. A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.


  • Maybe an alicorn, which was a winged unicorn, and a werewolf.

    Pet Peeve

  • Astrid may rush out into the knight with an alicorn in her fist, intent on vigilante justice, but even she knows that the police must be called, people must be taken to the hospital - there's proper procedure.

    Diana Peterfreund


The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.