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u·ni·corn

(yo͞o′nĭ-kôrn′)
n.
1.
a. A fabled creature symbolic of virginity and usually represented as a horse with a single straight spiraled horn projecting from its forehead.
b. Heraldry A representation of this beast, having a horse's body, a stag's legs, a lion's tail, and a straight spiral horn growing from its forehead, especially employed as a supporter for the Royal Arms of Great Britain or of Scotland.
2. Unicorn The constellation Monoceros.
3.
a. Something that is greatly desired but difficult or impossible to find: "Is antigravity the unicorn of physics? Or do we simply lack the strategy and bait to catch it in an experimental snare?" (Jerome Groopman).
b. Business A startup company valued at one billion dollars or more.

[Middle English unicorne, from Old French, from Late Latin ūnicornis, from Latin, having one horn : ūnus, one; see oi-no- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + cornū, horn; see ker-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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unicorn

(ˈjuːnɪˌkɔːn)
n
1. (European Myth & Legend) an imaginary creature usually depicted as a white horse with one long spiralled horn growing from its forehead
2. (Animals) an imaginary creature usually depicted as a white horse with one long spiralled horn growing from its forehead
3. (Bible) Old Testament a two-horned animal, thought to be either the rhinoceros or the aurochs (Deuteronomy 33:17): mistranslation in the Authorized Version of the original Hebrew
[C13: from Old French unicorne, from Latin ūnicornis one-horned, from ūnus one + cornu a horn]
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u•ni•corn

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(ˈyu nɪˌkɔrn)

n.
1. a mythical creature resembling a horse, with a single horn in the center of its forehead: often symbolic of chastity or purity.
2. an animal mentioned in the Bible: now believed to be a wild ox or rhinoceros. Deut. 33:17.
[1175–1225; Middle English unicorne (< Old French) < Latin ūnicornis one-horned; see uni-, -corn]
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unicorn

- From a Greek wild ox known as monokeros, "one horn," which, in Latin, became unicornis.
See also related terms for horn.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unicorn - an imaginary creature represented as a white horse with a long horn growing from its foreheadunicorn - an imaginary creature represented as a white horse with a long horn growing from its forehead
imaginary being, imaginary creature - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
وَحيد القَرْن
jednorožec
enhjørning
yksisarvinen
jednorog
egyszarvú
einhyrningur
vienaragis
vienradzis
jednorożec
jednorožec
enhörning
tek boynuzlu at

unicorn

[ˈjuːnɪkɔːn] Nunicornio m
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unicorn

[ˈjuːnikɔːrn] nlicorne f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

unicorn

nEinhorn nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

unicorn

[ˈjuːnɪˌkɔːn] nunicorno
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

unicorn

(ˈjuːnikoːn) noun
in mythology, an animal like a horse, but with one straight horn on the forehead.
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