from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The ascending node of a planet, indicated, chiefly in almanacs, by the symbol �. The deviation from the ecliptic made by a planet in passing from one node to the other seems, according to the fancy of some, to make a figure like that of a dragon, whose belly is where there is the greatest latitude; the intersections representing the head and tail; -- from which resemblance the denomination arises.
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- n. American herb having sharply serrate lanceolate leaves and spikes of blue to violet flowers
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The male dragon's head hung to the side, his eyes staring sightlessly into the distance.
He tumbled over the tail-and the dragon's head followed smoothly.
A shovel-headed dragon's head launched from the sand like an arrow, trailing its serpentine neck behind it.
Dragon boats are thin, long boats with a dragon's head on the bow.
Two of the peculiar features of Irish decoration -- the rows of red dots round a design and the dragon's head -- appear in the earliest, or nearly the earliest, Irish manuscript extant, namely, the Cathach Psalter, now in the Museum of the Royal Irish Academy.
The dragon's head dipped, and its claws scrabbled, tearing apart some of its tormenters.