Definition of Mantichora

1. Noun. A mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion.

Exact synonyms: Manticora, Manticore, Mantiger
Generic synonyms: Mythical Creature, Mythical Monster



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mantichora

mantel
mantelboard
mantelet
mantelets
mantelletta
mantellettas
mantelpiece
mantelpieces
mantels
mantelshelf
mantelshelves
manteltree
mantes
manti
mantic
mantichora (current term)
manticora
manticore
manticores
mantid
mantids
mantienneite
manties
mantiger
mantilla
mantillas
mantinada
mantis
mantis crab
mantis crabs

Literary usage of Mantichora

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"1. Same as manticore.—2. [cap.] [NL.] Same as mantichora, 2. ... That word, replied Martin, is a corruption of the mantichora of the ancients, ..."

2. The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt by Leigh Hunt (1891)
"It was called the mantichora. It had the head of a man, grinning with rows ... At one time he would grin like the mantichora; then he would roar like him; ..."

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