dragon’s head

dragon’s head

dragon’s head Word Origin noun

  1. dragonhead.
  2. Astronomy. (formerly) the ascending node of the moon or a planet.

Origin of dragon’s head First recorded in 1500–10 dragonhead or drag·on’s head [drag-uh n-hed] noun

  1. any of several mints of the genus Dracocephalum having spikes of double-lipped flowers.

Origin of dragonhead 1500–10; translation of New Latin Dracocephalum British Dictionary definitions for dragon’s head dragonhead dragon’s-head noun

  1. any plant of the genus Dracocephalum, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having dense spikes of white or bluish flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
  2. any North American plant of the related genus Physostegia, having pink or purplish flowers
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