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dragon

drag·on

dragon

 
pronunciation:
drae gn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mythical animal that is usu. depicted as a monstrous, winged, fire-breathing reptile with claws and a long tail, often acting as a guardian of a place, treasure, or the like.
 
definition 2: a fiercely vigilant person, esp. one who controls access to another person, place, information, or the like.
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Dragon comes from an ancient Greek word that means "the one with the deadly glance."
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  reptile