(Dra*con"ic) a. Relating to Draco, the Athenian lawgiver; or to the constellation Draco; or to
(Dra*co"nin) n. [Cf. F. draconine. See Draco.] (Chem.) A red resin forming the essential
basis of dragon's blood; called also dracin.
(Dra*con"tic) a. [From L. draco dragon, in allusion to the terms dragon's head and dragon's
tail.] (Astron.) Belonging to that space of time in which the moon performs one revolution, from ascending
node to ascending node. See Dragon's head, under Dragon. [Obs.] "Dracontic month." Crabb.
(Dra*con"tine) a. [L. draco dragon.] Belonging to a dragon. Southey.
(||Dra*cun"cu*lus) n.; pl. Dracunculi [L., dim. of draco dragon.] (Zoöl.) (a) A fish; the
dragonet. (b) The Guinea worm (Filaria medinensis).
(Drad) p. p. & a. Dreaded. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Drad"de) imp. of Dread. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Dradge) n. (Min.) Inferior ore, separated from the better by cobbing. Raymond.
(Draff) n. [Cf. D. draf the sediment of ale, Icel. draf draff, husks. Cf. 1st Drab.] Refuse; lees; dregs; the
wash given to swine or cows; hogwash; waste matter.
Prodigals lately come from swine keeping, from eating draff and husks.Shak.
The draff and offal of a bygone age.Buckle.
Mere chaff and draff, much better burnt.Tennyson.
(Draff"ish), a. Worthless; draffy. Bale.
(Draff"y) a. Dreggy; waste; worthless.
The dregs and draffy part.Beau. & Fl.
(Draft) n. [The same word as draught. OE. draught, draht, fr. AS. dragan to draw. See Draw,
and cf. Draught.]