Cockatrice

Definition of Cockatrice

Cock´a`trice   Pronunciation: ~trīs; 277
n.1.
1.A fabulous serpent whose breath and look were said to be fatal. See Basilisk.
That bare vowel, I, shall poison more
Than the death-darting eye of cockatrice.
- Shak.
2.(Her.) A representation of this serpent. It has the head, wings, and legs of a bird, and tail of a serpent.
3.(Script.) A venomous serpent which which cannot now be identified.
The weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice's [Rev. Ver. basilisk's] den.
- Is. xi. 8.
4.Any venomous or deadly thing.
This little cockatrice of a king.
- Bacon.

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