A venomous rattlesnake having a diamond pattern on its back; it is found mainly in the southern United States and parts of northwestern Mexico.
A serpentine legendary creature
(Western) A gigantic beast, typically reptilian with leathery bat-like wings, lion-like claws, scaly skin and a serpent-like tail, often with fiery breath.
c.1900 " w:Edith Nesbit, Edith Nesbit, s:The Last of the Dragons, The Last of the Dragons
:But as every well-brought-up prince was expected to kill a , and rescue a princess, the dragons grew fewer and fewer till it was often quite hard for a princess to find a dragon to be rescued from.
(Eastern) A large snake-like lizard with the eyes of a hare, the horns of a stag, and the claws of a tiger
1913 " w:Sax Rohmer, Sax Rohmer, s:The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, ch XIII
:These tapestries were magnificently figured with golden dragons; and as the serpentine bodies gleamed and shimmered in the increasing radiance, each , I thought, intertwined its glittering coils more closely with those of another.
A large reptile, especially a Komodo dragon.
The constellation Draco.
1605 " w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:The Tragedy of King Lear, King Lear, i 2
:My father compounded with my mother vnder the Dragons taile, and my nativity was vnder Vrsa Maior.