Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fire-breathing dragon of Germanic mythology.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fiery dragon or serpent.
  • noun A fiery meteor; an ignis fatuus.
  • noun A kind of firework.
  • noun A worker at a furnace or fire: an allusive use.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A fiery dragon.
  • noun A fiery meteor; an ignis fatuus; a rocket.
  • noun A worker at a furnace or fire.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fire-breathing dragon
  • noun A fiery meteor, an ignis fatuus, a rocket
  • noun A kind of firework
  • noun A worker at a furnace or fire (an allusive use)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings

Etymologies

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

[Middle English firdrake, from Old English fȳrdraca : fȳr, fire; see fire + draca, dragon; see drake.]

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From Old English fȳrdraca ("fire-spewing dragon"), equivalent of fire +‎ drake.

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