One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A severely malformed birth; a monstrous or marvellous creature.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Gilbert Watts (d. 1657), Church of England clergyman and translator. From post-classical Latin pretergeneration-, pretergeneratio from classical Latin praeter- + generātiō.
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