More, Sir,” was the reply, “than the green dragon could hold.
Guan Yu had a knife shaped like a half-moon which was called the green dragon.
The meeting for organization was held at the green dragon tavern, on the evening of January 25, 1817.
He watered the horses at the pump, then drove to the green dragon.
It was by the green dragon that the old gentleman travelled.
“My address will be ‘“green dragon,” Oxford,’” said the tutor.
So I carries off the bag, and turns into the green dragon on my way home to have a pint of ale.
You know the green dragon,—perhaps I ought to say, you know where it is.
And he bared his breast, exhibiting the portrait of the green dragon which had been marked there at his birth.
A bush cut in the shape of a bird held a green dragon in the mouth.
early 13c., from Old French dragon, from Latin draconem (nominative draco) "huge serpent, dragon," from Greek drakon (genitive drakontos) "serpent, giant seafish," apparently from drak-, strong aorist stem of derkesthai "to see clearly," from PIE *derk- "to see." Perhaps the literal sense is "the one with the (deadly) glance."
The young are dragonets (14c.). Obsolete drake "dragon" is an older borrowing of the same word. Used in the Bible to translate Hebrew tannin "a great sea-monster," and tan, a desert mammal now believed to be the jackal.
(1.) Heb. tannim, plural of tan. The name of some unknown creature inhabiting desert places and ruins (Job 30:29; Ps. 44:19; Isa. 13:22; 34:13; 43:20; Jer. 10:22; Micah 1:8; Mal. 1:3); probably, as translated in the Revised Version, the jackal (q.v.). (2.) Heb. tannin. Some great sea monster (Jer. 51:34). In Isa. 51:9 it may denote the crocodile. In Gen. 1:21 (Heb. plural tanninim) the Authorized Version renders "whales," and the Revised Version "sea monsters." It is rendered "serpent" in Ex. 7:9. It is used figuratively in Ps. 74:13; Ezek. 29:3. In the New Testament the word "dragon" is found only in Rev. 12:3, 4, 7, 9, 16, 17, etc., and is there used metaphorically of "Satan." (See WHALE.)