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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- A water monster of Hindu religious myth that is represented in religious art as having the body of a crocodile and head of an antelope.

Usage examples (21)
  • Kauravya, who hath the makara for his mark replied unto him, saying,
  • In the tip of the beak of that makara, O king, was stationed Karna himself.
  • Sculpture of a water goddess standing atop a makara, a mythical water creature, from Begram.
  • Having arrayed the troops in the makara array, that mighty bowman, that scorcher of foes, viz., for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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