from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or suggestive of a dragon.
  • adj. Draconian.

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  • adj. Related to or suggestive of dragons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to Draco, the Athenian lawgiver; or to the constellation Draco; or to dragon's blood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Draco, archon of Athens in or about 621 b. c., and one of the founders of the enlightened Attic polity; or resembling in severity the code of laws said to have been established by him, in which he prescribed the penalty of death for nearly all crimes -for smaller crimes because they merited it, and for greater because he knew of no penalty more severe.
  • Hence Rigorous: applied to any extremely severe, harsh, or oppressive laws.
  • Relating to the constellation Draco.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin dracō, dracōn-, dragon; see dragon.

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from Latin draco, dragon


  • It criticised the "draconic" increases of excise duties, especially on wine, beer and tobacco, adding the increases would lead to a rise in smuggling and black market activities.

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  • In a separate statement the Conservative Party also supported any farmer action resisting the "draconic" Bill.

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  • Perhaps the silver lining of the Ubisoft DRM fiasco will be gamers gaining a sense of perspective when it comes to less "draconic" DRM (I've never heard that term used for anything but DRM.


  • Within it, flashes of light illumined two draconic figures locked in a death match.

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  • Book imp (buffs arcana and history, also give resist fire), Dragonling (encounter: would allow him to use a blast attack via the dragonling, would buff surges, and allow him to speak draconic),

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  • "I can't help it," Snuffles the Dragon said with a fierce gaze in his draconic eyes.

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  • Here's an image of our latest draconic acquisition.

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  • Tyrande Whisperwind, too, was aware of this particular draconic ability, even more so than Broll, who did not know of her ties to the red dragon Korialstrasz.


  • I'm 95% sure that the reason the books are restricted is because of Australia's draconic distribution laws.


  • *Pullz out softee blankee wiff tunas swimmin onit an rappz up draconic kitteh *

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  • See also draconian

    December 17, 2006