1.1 Heraldry A mythical animal depicted as a two-legged dragon (or wyvern) with a cock’s head.
More example sentences
- The unicorn bounced back to her as the cockatrices caught up and continued to flock overhead.
- The fireballs simply swirled into a funnel when they neared the foes chest, and the entire cockatrice glowed a bright blue as the magic was absorbed into its body.
- A family of pegasi stood tethered, eyeing a nearby slumbering cockatrice with understandable uneasiness.
late Middle English: from Old French cocatris, from Latin calcatrix 'tracker' (from calcare 'to tread or track'), translating Greek ikhneumōn (see ichneumon).
Definition of cockatrice in:
- The US English dictionary