Dragon root

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dragon root (Bot) an American aroid plant (Arisæma Dracontium); green dragon.
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Usage

In literature:

Enchanted Islands have not yet rooted out their old brood of dragons.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
You must have felt like the man in Ruckert's Apologue, with the dragon below, and the mice gnawing the root above.
"Magnum Bonum" by Charlotte M. Yonge
French polish can be tinted a light-red with alkanet-root, and a dark-red with dragon's blood.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
Enchanted Islands have not yet rooted out their old brood of dragons.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel" by George Meredith
It may be only a root; or it may be the tail of a dragon.
"The Professor's Mystery" by Wells Hastings
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In poetry:

I saw that a falsehood was planted deep
At the very root of things
Where the grey Sphinx guards God’s riddle sleep
On the Dragon’s outspread wings.
"A God's Labour" by Aurobindo Ghose