Lindworm vs Dragon - What's the difference?

lindworm | dragon |

Lindworm is a synonym of dragon.

As nouns the difference between lindworm and dragon

is that lindworm is a wingless bipedal dragon while dragon is a legendary, serpentine or reptilian creature.



  • A wingless bipedal dragon.
  • Any draconic creature.
  • Synonyms

    * lindorm





    (en noun)
  • A legendary serpentine or reptilian creature.
  • # In Western mythology, a gigantic beast, typically reptilian with leathery bat-like wings, lion-like claws, scaly skin and a serpent-like body, often a monster with fiery breath.
  • #* :
  • But as every well-brought-up prince was expected to kill a dragon', and rescue a princess, the ' dragons grew fewer and fewer till it was often quite hard for a princess to find a dragon to be rescued from.
  • # In Eastern mythology, a large, snake-like monster with the eyes of a hare, the horns of a stag and the claws of a tiger, usually beneficent.
  • #* 1913 , , chapter XIII:
  • These tapestries were magnificently figured with golden dragons'; and as the serpentine bodies gleamed and shimmered in the increasing radiance, each ' dragon , I thought, intertwined its glittering coils more closely with those of another.
  • An animal of various species that resemble a dragon in appearance:
  • # (obsolete) A very large snake; a python.
  • # Any of various agamid lizards of the genera Draco'', ''Physignathus or .
  • # A Komodo dragon.
  • (astronomy, with definite article, often capitalized) The constellation Draco.
  • * 1605 , , Act I, Scene 2:
  • My father compounded with my mother vnder the Dragons taile, and my nativity was vnder Vrsa Maior .
  • (pejorative) An unpleasant woman; a harridan.
  • She’s a bit of a dragon .
  • (with definite article, often capitalized) The (historical) Chinese empire or the People's Republic of China.
  • Napoleon already warned of the awakening of the Dragon .
  • (figuratively) Something very formidable or dangerous.
  • A luminous exhalation from marshy ground, seeming to move through the air like a winged serpent.
  • (military, historical) A short musket hooked to a swivel attached to a soldier's belt; so called from a representation of a dragon's head at the muzzle.
  • (Fairholt)
  • A variety of carrier pigeon.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Derived terms

    * bearded dragon * Chinese dragon * dragon beam * dragon boat * dragon boat festival * dragoness * dragonet * dragonfish * dragonfly * dragon fruit * dragonhead * dragonish * dragonking * dragon lady * dragon's blood * dragonslayer * dragon tie * dragon tree * dragon worm * feed the dragon * grand dragon * Komodo dragon * leafy sea dragon * reluctant dragon * snapdragon * tickle the dragon's tail


    * (legendary creature ): drake, monster, serpent, wyrm, wyvern, lindworm * (unpleasant woman ): battle-axe, bitch, harridan, shrew, termagant, virago

    See also

    * basilisk * serpent * wyvern * wurm * Saint George * Saint Patrick ----