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NOUN (1)

1. a fire-breathing dragon used in medieval heraldry; had the head of a dragon and the tail of a snake and a body with wings and two legs;
[syn: wyvern, wivern]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wiver \Wiv"er\, Wivern \Wiv"ern\, n. [OE. wivere a serpent, OF. wivre, guivre, F. givre, guivre, wiver, from L. vipera; probably influenced by OHG. wipera, from the Latin. See Viper, and cf. Weever.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Her.) A fabulous two-legged, winged creature, like a cockatrice, but having the head of a dragon, and without spurs. [Written also wyvern.] [1913 Webster] The jargon of heraldry, its griffins, its mold warps, its wiverns, and its dragons. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The weever. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wyvern \Wy"vern\, n. (Her.) Same as Wiver. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

wyvern n 1: a fire-breathing dragon used in medieval heraldry; had the head of a dragon and the tail of a snake and a body with wings and two legs [syn: wyvern, wivern]