legendary creature

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n legendary creature a monster that is unverifiable but popularly accepted as possibly factual
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Usage

In poetry:

The saintly hermit, midway through his prayers
stopped suddenly, and raised his eyes to witness
the unbelievable: for there before him stood
the legendary creature, startling white, that
had approached, soundlessly, pleading with his eyes.
"The Unicorn" by Rainer Maria Rilke

In news:

New books on legendary creatures give us fresh glimpses of monsters real and imagined.
PORT HENRY — A Vermont man shot a cell-phone video that some people are calling a new sighting of the legendary Lake Champlain creature, Champ.
In some areas of North America, the legendary creature is known as a sidehill gouger.
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