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- n. The offspring of a crocotta and a lion, supposed to be able to imitate the sound of a human voice.
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The leucrota is a swift beast that lives in India.
Like the hyena, the leucrota can make sounds that resemble human speech.
Pliny the Elder tells us that the leucrota in fact has a badger's head, and not a horse's head.
Now the leucrota pictured above lacks the "single bone where teeth should be."