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Meaning of dragon

drag•on

Pronunciation: (drag'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a mythical monster generally represented as a huge, winged reptile with crested head and enormous claws and teeth, and often spouting fire.
  2. a huge serpent or snake.
  3. a large animal, possibly a large snake or crocodile.
  4. Satan.
  5. a fierce, violent person.
  6. a very watchful and strict woman.
  7. See
  8. any of several araceous plants, as Arisaema dracontiumthe flowers of which have a long, slender spadix and a green, shorter spathe.
  9. a short musket carried by a mounted infantryman in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  10. a soldier armed with such a musket.
  11. (cap.)the constellation Draco.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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