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bicorn

[bahy-kawrn] /ˈbaɪ kɔrn/
adjective, Also, bicornate
[bahy-kawr-nit, -neyt] /baɪˈkɔr nɪt, -neɪt/ (Show IPA),
bicornuate
[bahy-kawr-nyoo-it, -eyt] /baɪˈkɔr nyu ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ (Show IPA),
bicornuous
1.
Botany, Zoology. having two horns or hornlike parts.
2.
shaped like a crescent.
noun
3.
Origin of bicorn
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin bicornis, equivalent to bi- bi-1 + corn(ū) horn + -is adj. suffix

Bicorn

[bahy-kawrn] /ˈbaɪ kɔrn/
noun
1.
(in early French and English literature) a mythical animal, usually depicted as a grotesquely fat beast, that existed solely by devouring virtuous husbands.
Compare Chichivache.
Origin
1375-1425; late Middle English Bycorne < Middle French < Latin bicornis bicorn

bicorne

or bicorn

[bahy-kawrn] /ˈbaɪ kɔrn/
noun
1.
a two-cornered cocked hat worn especially in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
2.
a two-horned animal.
Origin
< French, Middle French; see bicorn, Bicorn
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  • "Colonel Henry Dodge," said a tall, whip-lean officer wearing a bicorn hat.

    Shaman Robert Shea
British Dictionary definitions for bicorn

bicorn

/ˈbaɪkɔːn/
adjective
1.
having two horns or hornlike parts
Word Origin
C19: from Latin bicornis, from bi-1 + cornu horn
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