Definition of firedrake in English:

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firedrake

Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌdrāk/

noun

Germanic Mythology
A fiery dragon.
Example sentences
  • Billy may have been the size of a small cat, but he still had the appetite of a full sized firedrake.
  • The firedrake and the maiden act as each other's guardians, as when she peels fruit for ‘his tender fangs.’
  • A firedrake exploded into view, landing on her shoulder and looking around at all of them.

Origin

Old English fȳr-draca, from fȳr (see fire) + draca 'dragon', from Latin draco.

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Syllabification: fire·drake

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