Definition of draco volans in English:

draco volans

noun

  • A large meteor which burns or glows brightly on entering the earth's atmosphere; a fireball. Compare "firedrake". Now historical.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Gideon Harvey (c1636–?1702), physician. From post-classical Latin draco volans large meteor, lit. ‘flying dragon’ from classical Latin dracō + volāns, present participle of volāre to fly.

Pronunciation

draco volans

/ˌdreɪkəʊ ˈvəʊlənz//ˌdreɪkəʊ ˈvɒlanz/