noun. a mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion.
1. The legend of the mantichora dates back to ancient Persia. 2. According to the myth, the mantichora had the face of a man, the body of a lion, and the tail of a scorpion.
1. "The mantichora is a fabulous creature, half lion, half dragon, with the face of a man, and three rows of teeth." Jorge Luis Borges, "Book of Imaginary Beings" 2. "The mantichora is one of the most terrifying creatures in the world, and it's a wonder that it hasn't made a bigger cultural impact." Neil Gaiman, "American Gods"