Unicorn

Definition of Unicorn

U´ni`corn
n.1.A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; - often represented in heraldry as a supporter.
2.A two-horned animal of some unknown kind, so called in the Authorized Version of the Scriptures.
Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow?
- Job xxxix. 10.
3.(Zool.) Any large beetle having a hornlike prominence on the head or prothorax.
4.(Zool.) The kamichi; - called also unicorn bird.
5.(Mil.) A howitzer.
Fossil unicorn
(Med.) a substance formerly of great repute in medicine; - named from having been supposed to be the bone or the horn of the unicorn.
Unicorn fish
(Zool.) the narwhal.
Unicorn moth
(Zool.) a notodontian moth (Cœlodasys unicornis) whose caterpillar has a prominent horn on its back; - called also unicorn prominent.
Unicorn root
(Bot.) a name of two North American plants, the yellow-flowered colicroot (Aletris farinosa) and the blazing star (Chamælirium luteum). Both are used in medicine.
Unicorn shell
(Zool.) any one of several species of marine gastropods having a prominent spine on the lip of the shell. Most of them belong to the genera Monoceros and Leucozonia.

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