dragon's head

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dragon's head American herb having sharply serrate lanceolate leaves and spikes of blue to violet flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dragon's head (Bot) A plant of several species of the genus Dracocephalum. They are perennial herbs closely allied to the common catnip.
    • Dragon's head See Dragon's blood Dragon's head, etc., under Dragon.
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Usage

In literature:

A dragon's tail hung from his body, and the hair of his head and of his back formed hissing, coiling serpents.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
A dragon's head hung from another's saddle, and two had bugles by their sides.
"The Story-teller" by Maud Lindsay
What lands have you seen, O dragon's head?
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
The blue Dragon leaped up, and took such a claw-full of hair out of the boy's head, that it seemed as if part of the skin went too.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
And so at last all the seven heads of the dragon were shorn off by George's sword, and the princess was saved.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
They waited not long ere three ships came sailing, whereof one, by far the largest, bore a golden dragon's head.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
This is Antares; while, in the North, Etanin marks the Dragon's head.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
He chose the dragon's head in the picture of St. George.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
On the centre of each cross-rib, also in alternate succession, was a maiden's head, a grasshopper, and a dragon.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Yes; and the dragon with a hundred heads is a sight worth any man's seeing.
"A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Many dragon's heads seemed to vomit fire and smoke.
"Saga of Halfred the Sigskald" by Felix Dahn
But most fearful of all was the dragon's head.
"Tales from Spenser; Chosen from the Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spencer
Yes; and the dragon with a hundred heads is a sight worth any man's seeing.
"A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The moon was old and faint, above the Dragon's Head across the bay, and the air was very still.
"The Terror" by Arthur Machen
The dragon's head came off just as easily.
"Seeing Things at Night" by Heywood Broun
He would have brought us home one of the dragon's heads at last.
"Heriot's Choice" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
The dragon's head came off just as easily.
"Modern Essays" by John Macy
The top, carved and gilt, represents a dragon's head.
"Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)" by Carl Engel
He is red, has a heavy beard and moustache, and there is a long dragon's crest and mane on his head.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
From his description, it had the appearance of a huge serpent or snake, with a dragon's head.
"Mythical Monsters" by Charles Gould
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In poetry:

Therefore whistled Thorberg Skafting,
As he sat with half-closed eyes,
And his head turned sideways, drafting
That new vessel for King Olaf
Twice the Dragon's size.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIII. -- The Building Of" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Fleeing in rain and in tempest,
Saw by the cataract's bed,--
Cancers of ulcerous fire,
Wounds of a bloody red,--
Its windows glare in the darkness
Eyes of a dragon's head.
"Elphin" by Madison Julius Cawein
The dragon, though so dang'rous, never dread,
But in the woman's promis'd seed confide,
Who has already bruis'd his baneful head,
Pluck'd out his sting, and low'r'd his crested pride.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
It was like a fly or a wasp. Its body dirt-coloured; of the same colour
too its flat, stiff wings; outspread feathered claws, and a head thick
and angular, like a dragon-fly's; both head and claws were bright red, as
though steeped in blood.
"The Insect" by Ivan Turgenev

In news:

Heads up, Lancelot: A traditional Chinese medicine called dragon's blood may fight ulcer bacteria and blood clots.
Amazing optical illusion has a dragon's head follow you.
Not any spring roll s, but the legendary ones we all discovered at Kim's Dragon, a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant on Route 20 heading into Pittsfield from the west.
It's been called Dragon's Head, Chestertown, and Elysium.
Lunar Nodes, Dragon's Head & Tail, Change Signs.
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