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noun 
  1. A legendary creature about the size and shape of a dragon or wyvern, but in appearance resembling a giant rooster, with some lizard-like characteristics.
    "Peace reigns in happy Luxor. The lion lies down with the lamb, and the child, if it will, may harmlessly put its hand into the cockatrice's den" -- "The Spell of Egypt" by J. Walker McSpadden?
Etymology: First attested w:1382, 1382, from cocatris, from calcatrix, from calcare "to tread," from Greek ikhneumon "tracker, tracer."


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