Definitions

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)

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • So it is appropriate that the word "Draco" has been appropriated by the inventor of the first antiviral treatment that promises to work against all viruses.

    Modifying Mother Nature to Kill Nasty Viruses

  • (Harry Draco is more the done thing.) 11: 36 PM, November 27, 2008

    Oscar bait?

  • Mads’s (character) Draco is the complete opposite of me, the foil, he’s the leader of these guys who want to protect the Princess and gets a little teenage upstart who believes he can do anything, ’cause he’s on a revenge mission and he’s got nothing to lose.

    Sam Worthington On Set Interview CLASH OF THE TITANS – Collider.com

  • “Draco is a body man to the princess and a former warrior who’s heading toward retirement,” says Mads Mikkelsen, who plays the part.

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  • But if these stories are important and Tell Us Something, aren’t the stories where Draco is a girl (and follows all the female/feminine stereotypes) also important and tells us something?

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  • Vesta Corporation is now in the public eye while it builds the spaceship Draco, which is the one hope Earth has against being conquered by the terrifying Tribes.

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  • If she'd actually called Draco's bluff and gone back to Myros ...

    The Tycoon's Mistress

  • “Big new Libyan called Draco,” Thalia reported unperturbedly.

    Two For The Lions

  • No one could ever, under any circumstances, call Draco unmanly, and certainly none of the three men here this morning would think any the worse of him for it.

    No Laughing Matter

  • Police didn't want chirpsithtra wandering their streets, for fear of riots, and my human customers had stopped coming because the Draco was a chirpsithtra place.

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