cockatrice definition

  • noun:
    • Mythology A serpent hatched from a cock's egg and achieving the power to destroy by its glance.
    • A legendary animal in regards to the decoration of a dragon or wyvern, however in look resembling a giant rooster, with some lizard-like traits.
    • the perfect serpent whose breath and appear had been considered deadly. See Basilisk.
    • A representation of this serpent. It offers the head, wings, and legs of a bird, and tail of a serpent.
    • A venomous serpent which which cannot now be identified.
    • Any venomous or lethal thing.
    • A fabulous monster reputed is hatched by a serpent from a cock's egg, represented as possessing characters owned by both creatures, and likely to have the energy of killing by the glimpse of their eye; a basilisk.
    • A loose girl.
    • monster hatched by a reptile from a cock's egg; in a position to destroy with a glance

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