from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Draco 1 Seventh century B.C. Athenian politician who codified the laws of Athens (c. 621). Lauded for its impartiality, his code was unpopular for its severity.
- n. A constellation in the polar region of the Northern Hemisphere near Cepheus and Ursa Major. Also called Dragon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Agamidae — gliding lizards from Southeast Asia.
- proper n. A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dragon. It features a line of stars (including Thuban) that winds between Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
- proper n. The name of an Athenian lawgiver, known for the severity of his laws.
- proper n. One of Actaeon's hounds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Dragon, a northern constellation within which is the north pole of the ecliptic.
- n. A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds.
- n. A genus of lizards. See Dragon, 6.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the ancient northern constellations, the Dragon.
- n. [lowercase] Aluminous exhalation from marshy grounds.
- n. A genus of old-world acrodont lizards, of the family Agamidœ, having a parachute formed of the integument stretched over extended hinder ribs, by means of which the animal protracts its leaps into a kind of flight. Draco volans, of the Malay peninsula, is the common flying-lizard or dragon. See dragon, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus
- n. a reptile genus known as flying dragons or flying lizards
- n. Athenian lawmaker whose code of laws prescribed death for almost every offense (circa 7th century BC)
Latin dracō, dragon; see dragon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin dracō ("dragon"). (Wiktionary)
From Latin dracō, from Ancient Greek δράκων (drakōn, "dragon") (Wiktionary)