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Definition of the Beast of Bodmin from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Beast of Bodmin

 
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an animal that some people say they have seen on Bodmin Moor in south-west England. Some think it is a big cat, such as a lion, that has escaped from a zoo (= a place where wild animals are kept for the public to see them). Other people think that there is no Beast of Bodmin, and that people have simply seen large dogs in the fog.