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A mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength.
(Non-European Myth & Legend) (in Arabian legend) a bird of enormous size and power
[C16: from Arabic rukhkh, from Persian rukh]
(Military) Royal Observer Corps
(in medieval Asian literature and lore, as The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) a predatory bird of great size and strength.
[1570–80; < Arabic rukhkh, probably < Persian rukh; compare rook2]