Definition of Mantichora
1. Noun. A mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion.
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Literary usage of Mantichora
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"1. Same as manticore.—2. [cap.] [NL.] Same as mantichora, 2. ... That word, replied Martin, is a corruption of the mantichora of the ancients, ..."
2. The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt by Leigh Hunt (1891)
"It was called the mantichora. It had the head of a man, grinning with rows ... At one time he would grin like the mantichora; then he would roar like him; ..."