Definitions

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

Etymologies

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Term already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.

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From Italian alicorno.

Examples

  • Looks like someone must have reattached the alicorn again.

    Spring is here again. Reproductive glands...

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

    Pet Peeve

  • The alicorn-stallion pawed the ground and bared its fangs.

    Elvenborn

  • The further he got, the brighter he made his light; at first, as the light itself frightened nocturnal animals out of his path, he was afraid that the disturbances they made would betray him, or draw in something like an alicorn that could be a real danger to him.

    Elvenborn

  • Kaeth looked up at his master, who nodded to Lord Wyvarna; Kaeth immediately picked up one of the discarded shields stacked at the side of the arena bearing the azure serpent, and Gel took one of the discarded white alicorn shields.

    Elvenborn

  • "I think we nearly ran into one of those-invisible lurking things back there," Noet said thoughtfully, and described being trapped between it and the alicorn herd, and how Kyrtian had solved the situation.

    Elvenborn

  • The lord of the white alicorn was the first to rise from his seat; there was lightning in his gaze and thunder in his voice as he addressed, not Kyrtian, but his cousin.

    Elvenborn

  • I don't want people stumbling around break-ing ankles in rabbit-holes or running into an alicorn and getting skewered.

    Elvenborn

  • "Not even alicorn-white with pretty blue eyes?" he teased, fading out the checks into a uniform brown.

    Elvenborn

  • The lord of the white alicorn looked sullen; the lord of the blue serpent responded first.

    Elvenborn

Comments

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  • The horn of a unicorn, or the material of which the horn is made. The alicorn was thought to cure many diseases and have the ability to detect poisons. Many Phycisians would make "cures" and sell them. (Wikipedia)

    May 20, 2008

  • Some fleece from the golden ram shorn,

    The tears of a mermaid forlorn:

    Nepenthean mixture

    And blissful elixir

    If sprinkled with powder of alicorn.

    June 3, 2015

  • I wonder if this qualifies for the Not Edible list.

    June 7, 2015