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manticore (plural manticores)
- (Greek mythology) A beast with the body of a lion (usually red), the tail of a scorpion, and the head/face of a man with a mouth filled with multiple rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), said to be able to shoot spikes from its tail or mane to paralyse prey. It may be horned, winged, or both; its voice is described as a mixture of pipes and trumpets.
- “manticore” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.
manticore f (plural manticores)