Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as manticore.
  • noun Same as Mantichora, 2.

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

  • noun a mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion

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Examples

  • But when I asked him his talent, the manticora abruptly roared.

    Question Quest

  • Finally he encountered the manticora, which was a creature the size of a horse with the head of a man, body of a lion, wings of a dragon, and a huge scorpion's tail.

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  • Finally he encountered the manticora, which was a creature the size of a horse with the head of a man, body of a lion, wings of a dragon, and a huge scorpion's tail.

    Question Quest

  • But when I asked him his talent, the manticora abruptly roared.

    Question Quest

  • So I went down to feed the manticora, who turned out not to be that hungry.

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  • So I went down to feed the manticora, who turned out not to be that hungry.

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  • The harpies, the merfolk, the manticora, the werewolves and vampire-bats-all had obvious human and animal lineage, and there were also many combinations of different animals, like the chimera and griffin.

    Centaur Aisle

  • The harpies, the merfolk, the manticora, the werewolves and vampire-bats-all had obvious human and animal lineage, and there were also many combinations of different animals, like the chimera and griffin.

    Centaur Aisle

  • "That doesn't look like a skeleton," the manticora said.

    The Source of Magic

  • There was surely another creature standing guard inside, in lieu of the manticora Bink had known: the one at the Anniversary party.

    The Source of Magic

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