Definition of bestiary in English:
noun (plural bestiaries)
A descriptive or anecdotal treatise on various real or mythical kinds of animals, especially a medieval work with a moralizing tone.
- They typically demand some bizarre chimera: a part goat, part rooster sort of monster appropriate to a medieval bestiary or science fiction.
- Reminded me of reading in a medieval bestiary how lions would rescue people, and feeling rather superior as I read it.
- Long-faced, often sporting four horns, it resembles a creature in a medieval bestiary.
Words that rhyme with bestiaryvestiary
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