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  • n. A mythical dog-wolf of India or Ethiopia, said to be a deadly enemy of men and dogs.


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  • From The Free Dictionary: The offspring of a crocotta and lion was known as the Leucrota, a beast mentioned in The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.

    April 30, 2009

  • A combination of dog and wolf with impossibly strong teeth and instant digestion. It digs up the buried dead and prowls around farms at night. It was said that it would lure dogs to their death by imitating the sound of a human in distress. The eyes of a slain crocotta were said to be striped gems that would give the possessor oracular powers when placed under the tongue.

    January 29, 2009