Chichivache

Chichivache

[chich-uh-vahsh]
noun
(in early English literature) a mythical animal, usually depicted as a cow verging on starvation, that existed solely by devouring virtuous women.
Compare Bicorn.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French (north) chichefache thin face, ugly face, monster (hence vache cow, by folk etymology, replacing fache)

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