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  1. u·ni·corn
    IPA[ˈyo͞onəˌkôrn]
  2. noun

    • 1. a mythical animal typically represented as a horse with a single straight horn projecting from its forehead.

    • 2. a heraldic representation of a unicorn, with a twisted horn, a deer's feet, a goat's beard, and a lion's tail.

    • 3. something that is highly desirable but difficult to find or obtain:

      an album like this is something of a unicorn
    • 4. a start-up company valued at more than a billion dollars, typically in the software or technology sector:

      a currency-exchange unicorn many unicorn start-ups have little revenue to speak of
    • 5. a carriage drawn by three horses, two abreast and one leader.

    • 6. a team of three horses arranged two abreast and one leading:

      team entries comprised two fours, three unicorns, and a three-abreast
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: unicorn, plural noun: unicorns

    • noun

      a mythical animal typically represented as a horse with a single straight horn projecting from its forehead.

      a heraldic representation of a unicorn, with a twisted horn, a deer's feet, a goat's beard, and a lion's tail.

    • noun

      any of a number of plants in the lily family, especially those with roots having medicinal uses, in particular devil's bit and colicroot.
    • noun

      any of a number of plants in the lily family, especially those with roots having medicinal uses.
    • noun

      any of a number of fishes with a hornlike projection on the head.
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