Dragon shell(Zoöl.), a species of limpet.Dragon's skin, fossil stems whose leaf scars somewhat resemble the scales of reptiles; — a name used by miners and quarrymen. Stormonth.Dragon's tail(Astron.), the descending node of a planet, indicated by the symbol . See Dragon's head Dragon's wort(Bot.), a plant of the genus Artemisia (A. dracunculus).Dragon tree(Bot.), a West African liliaceous tree (Dracæna Draco), yielding one of the resins called dragon's blood. See Dracæna.Dragon water, a medicinal remedy very popular in the earlier half of the 17th century. "Dragon water may do good upon him." RandolphFlying dragon, a large meteoric fireball; a bolide.

(Drag"on*et) n.

1. A little dragon. Spenser.

2. (Zoöl.) A small British marine fish (Callionymuslyra); — called also yellow sculpin, fox, and gowdie.

(Drag"on*ish), a. resembling a dragon. Shak.

(Drag"on*like`) a. Like a dragon. Shak.

(Drag`on*nade") n. [F., fr. dragon dragoon, because Louis XIV., in persecuting the Protestants of his kingdom, quartered dragoons upon them.] The severe persecution of French Protestants under Louis XIV., by an armed force, usually of dragoons; hence, a rapid and devastating incursion; dragoonade.

He learnt it as he watched the dragonnades, the tortures, the massacres of the Netherlands.
C. Kingsley.

Dragon's blood
(Drag"on's blood, Drag"on's head), Drag"on's tail. See Dragon's blood, Dragon's head, etc., under Dragon.

(Dra*goon") n. [F. dragon dragon, dragoon, fr. L. draco dragon, also, a cohort's standard The name was given from the sense standard. See Dragon.]

1. ((Mil.) Formerly, a soldier who was taught and armed to serve either on horseback or on foot; now, a mounted soldier; a cavalry man.

2. A variety of pigeon. Clarke.

Dragoon bird(Zoöl.), the umbrella bird.

(Dra*goon"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dragooned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dragooning.]

1. To harass or reduce to subjection by dragoons; to persecute by abandoning a place to the rage of soldiers.

2. To compel submission by violent measures; to harass; to persecute.

The colonies may be influenced to anything, but they can be dragooned to nothing.

Lewis the Fourteenth is justly censured for trying to dragoon his subjects to heaven.

and tail; — from which resemblance the denomination arises. Encyc. Brit. - -

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