EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRAGONS
If he does so the dragons will draw in their tails and disappear.
He can tame tigers and panthers and soothe serpents and dragons.
Hence they were well liked by the dragons and well known to them.
This demon was a waterspout, and waterspouts in China are attributed to the battles of dragons.
Jeremiah calls them fauns—the dragons with the fauns, which feed upon figs.
As mankind learned about the Dragons, so too, apparently, the Dragons learned about mankind.
Her favorite animal is the snake, and her servants are the dragons.
Above, hung a stretch of silk on which was a flight of dragons.
On the wall before him the dragons alighted, the mask awoke.
Yet I am convinced that the dragons do not belch out the thunder.
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.