drag´on   Pronunciation: drăg´ŭn
n.1.(Myth.) A fabulous animal, generally represented as a monstrous winged serpent or lizard, with a crested head and enormous claws, and regarded as very powerful and ferocious.
2.A fierce, violent person, esp. a woman.
3.(Astron.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere figured as a dragon; Draco.
4.A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds, seeming to move through the air as a winged serpent.
5.(Mil. Antiq.) A short musket hooked to a swivel attached to a soldier's belt; - so called from a representation of a dragon's head at the muzzle.
6.(Zool.) A small arboreal lizard of the genus Draco, of several species, found in the East Indies and Southern Asia. Five or six of the hind ribs, on each side, are prolonged and covered with weblike skin, forming a sort of wing. These prolongations aid them in making long leaps from tree to tree. Called also flying lizard.
7.(Zool.) A variety of carrier pigeon.
8.(Her.) A fabulous winged creature, sometimes borne as a charge in a coat of arms.
Dragon arum
(Bot.) the name of several species of Arisæma, a genus of plants having a spathe and spadix. See Dragon root(below).
Dragon fish
(Zool.) the dragonet.
Dragon fly
(Zool.) any insect of the family Libellulidæ. They have finely formed, large and strongly reticulated wings, a large head with enormous eyes, and a long body; - called also mosquito hawks. Their larvæ are aquatic and insectivorous.
Dragon root
(Bot.) an American aroid plant (Arisæma Dracontium); green dragon.
Dragon's blood
a resinous substance obtained from the fruit of several species of Calamus, esp. from Calamus Rotang and Calamus Draco, growing in the East Indies. A substance known as dragon's blood is obtained by exudation from Dracæna Draco; also from Pterocarpus Draco, a tree of the West Indies and South America. The color is red, or a dark brownish red, and it is used chiefly for coloring varnishes, marbles, etc. Called also Cinnabar Græcorum.
Dragon's head
a - (Bot.) A plant of several species of the genus Dracocephalum. They are perennial herbs closely allied to the common catnip.
b - (Astron.) 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.
Dragon shell
(Zool.) a species of limpet.
- Encyc. Brit.
Dragon's skin
fossil stems whose leaf scars somewhat resemble the scales of reptiles; - a name used by miners and quarrymen.
Dragon's tail
(Astron.) the descending node of a planet, indicated by the symbol . See Dragon's head (above).
- Stormonth.
Dragon's wort
(Bot.) a plant of the genus Artemisia (Artemisia dracunculus).
Dragon tree
(Bot.) a West African liliaceous tree (Dracæna Draco), yielding one of the resins called dragon's blood. See Dracæna.
Dragon water
a medicinal remedy very popular in the earlier half of the 17th century.
Flying dragon
a large meteoric fireball; a bolide.
- Randolph (1640).
Noun1.dragon - a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings
Synonyms: firedrake
2.dragon - a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman
Synonyms: tartar
3.Dragon - a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus
Synonyms: Draco
4.dragon - any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body
1.DRAGON - An Esprit project aimed at providing effective support to reuse in real-time distributed Ada application programs.
2.DRAGON - An implementation language used by BTI Computer Systems.

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3.dragon - [MIT] A program similar to a daemon, except that it is not invoked at all, but is instead used by the system to perform various secondary tasks. A typical example would be an accounting program, which keeps track of who is logged in, accumulates load-average statistics, etc. Under ITS, many terminals displayed a list of people logged in, where they were, what they were running, etc., along with some random picture (such as a unicorn, Snoopy or the Enterprise), which was generated by the "name dragon". Use is rare outside MIT, under Unix and most other operating systems this would be called a "background demon" or daemon. The best-known Unix example of a dragon is cron. At SAIL, they called this sort of thing a "phantom".
To see a dragon in your dream, signifies that you tend to let yourself get carried away by your passion. This kind of behaviour may lead you into trouble. You need to exercise some self-control. In the eastern cultures, dragons are seen as spiritual creatures symbolizing good luck and fortune.Argus, Briareus, Cerberus, Charybdis, Cyclops, Echidna, Gila monster, Gorgon, Harpy, Hydra, Loch Ness monster, Mafioso, Medusa, Minotaur, Pegasus, Python, Scylla, Sphinx, Talos, Tartar, Typhon, Young Turk, agama, alligator, anole, bear, bearded lizard, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, blindworm, bomber, box turtle, brute, butterfly agama, cayman, centaur, chameleon, chimera, cockatrice, crank, crocodile, crosspatch, demon, devil, diamondback, drake, false map turtle, feist, fiend, fire-eater, firebrand, flying dragon, fury, gavial, gecko, girdle-tailed lizard, glass snake, goon, gorilla, green turtle, griffin, grizzly bear, grouch, gunsel, hardnose, hawksbill, hawksbill turtle, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, hippocampus, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, iguana, incendiary, killer, leatherback, lizard, mad dog, madcap, matamata, mermaid, merman, monitor, monster, mugger, nixie, ogre, ogress, rapist, revolutionary, roc, salamander, satyr, savage, sea horse, sea serpent, sea turtle, she-wolf, siren, soft-shelled turtle, sorehead, spitfire, stump tail, teju, termagant, terrapin, terror, terrorist, tiger, tigress, tortoise, tough, tough guy, troll, tuatara, turtle, ugly customer, unicorn, vampire, violent, virago, vixen, werewolf, wild beast, windigo, witch, wolf, xiphopagus, zombie
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