Definition of unicorn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈjuːnɪkɔːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjuːnɪkɔːrn//
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(in stories) an animal like a white horse with a long straight horn on its head Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Latin unicornis, from uni- ‘single’ + cornu ‘horn’, translating Greek monokerōs. Culture The unicorn appears in many traditional stories, and can be seen on the royal arms, where it represents Scotland. see also lion and the unicorn
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