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dragon 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. [2 definitions]
dragonfly any of a large group of brightly colored insects with four long, veined, translucent wings usu. held perpendicular to a long, narrow body.
dragon's blood any of several deep red resins obtained from trees, esp. from a tropical palm, formerly used in medicine and now used in photoengraving and varnishes.
dragon tree a tree of the agave family with sword-shaped leaves and orange fruit, one source of dragon's blood.
dragoon a heavily armed cavalryman of seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe. [3 definitions]
drag out to prolong; protract.
drag queen (derogatory slang) a male homosexual who dresses as a woman.
drain to remove a liquid from, esp. by means of flow through a pipe. [10 definitions]
drainage the act or method of draining. [3 definitions]
drainage basin the natural drainage area of a river system.
drainboard a sloping surface placed next to or in a kitchen sink on which dishes are left to dry.
drainpipe a pipe used for draining liquids, esp. sewage or rainwater.
drake a male duck.
dram a unit of apothecaries' weight equal to sixty grains or one eighth of an ounce. [4 definitions]
drama a theatrical work, esp. one that is serious rather than primarily comedic in nature; play. [4 definitions]
Dramamine trademark for a drug, dimenhydrinate, used to control nausea caused by the motion of a car, airplane, ship, or the like.
dramatic of, pertaining to, or possessing drama. [3 definitions]
dramatically in a dramatic manner; with real or feigned emotion. [3 definitions]
dramatics (used with a sing. or pl. verb) dramatic arts such as acting, directing, and stagecraft. [3 definitions]
dramatis personae the characters in a play or other fictional work. [2 definitions]
dramatist one who writes dramas; playwright.