Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the ancient northern constellations, the Dragon.
  • noun [lowercase] Aluminous exhalation from marshy grounds.
  • noun A genus of old-world acrodont lizards, of the family Agamidœ, having a parachute formed of the integument stretched over extended hinder ribs, by means of which the animal protracts its leaps into a kind of flight. Draco volans, of the Malay peninsula, is the common flying-lizard or dragon. See dragon, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Astron.) The Dragon, a northern constellation within which is the north pole of the ecliptic.
  • noun A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of lizards. See Dragon, 6.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Agamidaegliding lizards from Southeast Asia.
  • proper noun astronomy A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dragon. It features a line of stars (including Thuban) that winds between Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
  • proper noun The name of an Athenian lawgiver, known for the severity of his laws.
  • proper noun Greek mythology One of Actaeon's hounds.

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

  • noun a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus
  • noun a reptile genus known as flying dragons or flying lizards
  • noun Athenian lawmaker whose code of laws prescribed death for almost every offense (circa 7th century BC)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin dracō ("dragon").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin dracō, from Ancient Greek δράκων (drakōn, "dragon")

Examples

  • So it is appropriate that the word "Draco" has been appropriated by the inventor of the first antiviral treatment that promises to work against all viruses.

    Modifying Mother Nature to Kill Nasty Viruses

  • (Harry Draco is more the done thing.) 11: 36 PM, November 27, 2008

    Oscar bait?

  • Draco is a body man to the princess and a former warrior who’s heading toward retirement,” says Mads Mikkelsen, who plays the part.

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  • Mads’s (character) Draco is the complete opposite of me, the foil, he’s the leader of these guys who want to protect the Princess and gets a little teenage upstart who believes he can do anything, ’cause he’s on a revenge mission and he’s got nothing to lose.

    Sam Worthington On Set Interview CLASH OF THE TITANS – Collider.com

  • But if these stories are important and Tell Us Something, aren’t the stories where Draco is a girl (and follows all the female/feminine stereotypes) also important and tells us something?

    queering fiction « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • But if these stories are important and Tell Us Something, aren’t the stories where Draco is a girl (and follows all the female/feminine stereotypes) also important and tells us something?

    queering fiction « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • Vesta Corporation is now in the public eye while it builds the spaceship Draco, which is the one hope Earth has against being conquered by the terrifying Tribes.

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  • Vesta Corporation is now in the public eye while it builds the spaceship Draco, which is the one hope Earth has against being conquered by the terrifying Tribes.

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  • If she'd actually called Draco's bluff and gone back to Myros ...

    The Tycoon's Mistress

  • If she'd actually called Draco's bluff and gone back to Myros ...

    The Tycoon's Mistress

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