Synonyms for green dragon

Grammar : Noun

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Définition of green dragon

Origin :
  • early 13c., from Old French dragon, from Latin draconem (nominative draco) "huge serpent, dragon," from Greek drakon (genitive drakontos) "serpent, giant seafish," apparently from drak-, strong aorist stem of derkesthai "to see clearly," from PIE *derk- "to see." Perhaps the literal sense is "the one with the (deadly) glance."
  • The young are dragonets (14c.). Obsolete drake "dragon" is an older borrowing of the same word. Used in the Bible to translate Hebrew tannin "a great sea-monster," and tan, a desert mammal now believed to be the jackal.
  • As in acid : noun lysergic acid diethylamide, lsd
Example sentences :
  • Guan Yu had a knife shaped like a half-moon which was called the Green Dragon.
  • Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
  • He watered the horses at the pump, then drove to the Green Dragon.
  • Extract from : « Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times » by Charles Carleton Coffin
  • “My address will be ‘“Green Dragon,” Oxford,’” said the tutor.
  • Extract from : « Roger Ingleton, Minor » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • You know the Green Dragon,—perhaps I ought to say, you know where it is.
  • Extract from : « True to his Colours » by Theodore P. Wilson
  • Over its entrance hung a sign bearing the figure of a green dragon.
  • Extract from : « All About Coffee » by William H. Ukers
  • A bush cut in the shape of a bird held a green dragon in the mouth.
  • Extract from : « Through the Gates of Old Romance » by W. Jay Mills
  • The burly landlord of the Green Dragon, too, had seen the awful apparition.
  • Extract from : « Nestleton Magna » by J. Jackson Wray
  • The Green Dragon was of very frequent occurrence on the signboard.
  • Extract from : « The History of Signboards » by Jacob Larwood
  • The Green Dragon Inn was one of the most famous of historic taverns.
  • Extract from : « Stage-coach and Tavern Days » by Alice Morse Earle
  • It was the ostler from the ‘Green Dragon’ bringing a letter for Mr. Archer.
  • Extract from : « Lay Morals » by Robert Louis Stevenson
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