Definitions

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

  • n. A mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An enormous mythical bird in Eastern legend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A monstrous bird of Arabian mythology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fabulous bird of prey of monstrous size, famous in Arabian mythology, and corresponding to the Persian simurg.
  • n. A Middle English form of rock.

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

  • n. mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength

Etymologies

Arabic ruḫḫ.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish rocho, ruc, from Arabic رخّ (rukhkh), from Persian رخ (rukh). (Wiktionary)

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