Monoceros (legendary creature)
The monoceros (Greek: μονοκέρως) is a legendary animal with only one horn.
The monoceros was first described in Pliny the Elder's Natural History as a creature with the body of a horse, the head of a stag (minus the antlers), the feet of an elephant, and the tail of a wild boar. It has one black horn in the middle of its forehead, which is two cubits in length, and is impossible to capture alive.
In today's English language, the term monoceros typically refers to a unicorn or similar one-horned creature.
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