Bestiary



a collection of moralized fables, especially as written in the Middle Ages, about actual or mythical animals.
Historical Examples

Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867 William Dunn Macray
Selections from Early Middle English 1130-1250: Part II: Notes Various
Modern Spanish Lyrics Various
Selections from Early Middle English 1130-1250: Part II: Notes Various
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

noun (pl) -aries
a moralizing medieval collection of descriptions (and often illustrations) of real and mythical animals
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