/buy"kawrn/, n.
(in early French and English literature) a mythical animal, usually depicted as a grotesquely fat beast, that existed solely by devouring virtuous husbands. Cf. Chichivache.
[1375-1425; late ME Bycorne < MF < L bicornis BICORN]

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  • Bicorn (monster) — Bicorn (Also known as Bicrone) is a mythological creature related to the Unicorn with two horns that has the reputation of devouring kind hearted and devoted husbands, and is thus plump and well fed. His counterpart is the Chichevache, which… …   Wikipedia

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  • bicorn — /buy kawrn/, adj. Also, bicornate /buy kawr nit, nayt/, bicornuate /buy kawr nyooh it, ayt /, bicornuous. 1. Bot., Zool. having two horns or hornlike parts. 2. shaped like a crescent. n. 3. bicorne. [1745 55; < L bicornis, equiv. to bi BI 1 +… …   Universalium

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