from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to that space of time in which the moon performs one revolution, from ascending node to ascending node. See Dragon's head, under dragon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the nodes of the moon's orbit (called the dragon's head and tail). Also draconitic.


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  • But the stiffening of the fold by the thorn which holds it out is very like the action of a ship's spars on its sails; and absolutely in many cases like that of the spines in a fish's fin, passing into the various conditions of serpentine and dracontic crest, connected with all the terrors and adversities of nature; not to be dealt with in a chapter on weeds.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 Studies Of Wayside Flowers


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