Her. The opinicus was a fantastical vivid creature somewhat like a griffin with a lion's legs and body, an eagle's head, wings and a *curt tail. -

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  • Opinicus — O*pin i*cus, n. (Her.) An imaginary animal borne as a charge, having wings, an eagle s head, and a short tail; sometimes represented without wings. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opinicus — ōˈpinə̇kəs noun ( es) Etymology: origin unknown 1. : a fabulous beast represented especially in heraldry much like a griffon but with a short tail 2. : an insignia bearing or consisting of an opinicus …   Useful english dictionary

  • opinicus — /oh pin i keuhs/, n., pl. opinicuses. a heraldic monster having the head, neck, and wings of an eagle, the body of a lion, and the tail of a bear. [1770 80; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • OPINICUS —    a fabulous winged creature with the head of a griffin, the body of a lion, and the tail of a camel; a heraldic symbol …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • opinicus — opin·i·cus …   English syllables

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