Definition of Dracula

1. Noun. Comprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: diminutive plants having bizarre and often sinister-looking flowers with pendulous scapes and motile lips.

Exact synonyms: Genus Dracula
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Orchidaceae, Orchid Family, Orchidaceae

2. Noun. Fictional vampire in a gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker.

Definition of Dracula

1. Proper noun. The fictional vampire in the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. ¹

2. Proper noun. A former prince of Wallachia. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dracula

Dr. J
Dr. Johnson
Dr. Seuss
Dr Jekyll
Draba verna
Drabkin's reagent
Dracaena draco
Dracocephalum parviflorum
Dracunculus lova
Dracunculus medinensis
Dracunculus oculi
Dracunculus persarum
Dracunculus vulgaris
Dragendorff's test
Dragendorff reagent
Drager respirometer
Dragon Li
Draize test
Draize tests

Literary usage of Dracula

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. America in Peril -- An Understatement! by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1995)
"dracula In an article from the July 28 edition of THE ORLANDO SENTINEL, BUCHAREST, Romania--[quoting:] The castle associated with the legendary vampire ..."

2. The Papacy and the Levant, 1204-1571 by Kenneth M. Setton (1978)
"Vlad "dracula" (Draculea) was the son of Vlad II Dracul (the Dragon or the Devil). ... Released to continue the war against the Turks, dracula began an ..."

3. The History of Modern Greece: From Its Conquest by the Romans B.C. 146, to by James Emerson Tennent (1830)
"... When in 1444 Pope Eugene IV. urged on the youthful monarch of Hungary to a dishonourable war, and sent him in arms against Amurath II.,* dracula,f the ..."

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