dragon's teeth

noun plural
1. [so called from the story in Greek mythology that Cadmus, the founder of Thebes in Boeotia, sowed the teeth of a dragon that sprang into armed men who fought each other until only five survived] : seeds of mutual strife
2. : wedge-shaped concrete antitank obstacles laid in multiple rows

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  • Dragon's teeth — (or Dragon Teeth) may refer to: Dragon s teeth (mythology), the teeth of a dragon in Greek mythology which, once planted, grow into fully armed warriors Dragon s teeth (fortification), fortifications used to impede the progress of mechanized… …   Wikipedia

  • DRAGON'S TEETH —    the teeth of the dragon that Cadmus slew, and which when sown by him sprang up as a host of armed men, who killed each other all to the five who became the ancestors of the Thebans, hence the phrase to sow dragon s teeth, to breed and foster… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • dragon's teeth — noun plural Etymology: from the dragon s teeth sown by Cadmus which sprang up as armed warriors who killed one another off Date: 1853 1. seeds of strife 2. wedge shaped concrete antitank barriers laid in multiple rows …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dragon's teeth — /ˈdrægənz tiθ/ (say draguhnz teeth) plural noun NSW a road marking comprising a row of small triangular shapes, a pair of such rows along either edge of a roadway indicating a school zone where vehicles must slow to 40 km/h at specified times …   Australian English dictionary

  • dragon's teeth — rows of cone shaped cement obstacles (against tanks); source of an argument, basis of a quarrel …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Dragon's teeth (fortification) — Not to be confused with Czech hedgehog . United States Army troops passing through dragon s teeth on the Siegfried Line in 1944 …   Wikipedia

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