\ba͡ɪkˈɔːn], \baɪkˈɔːn], \b_aɪ_k_ˈɔː_n]\
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One of two monstrous beasts (the other being Chichevache-which see) mentioned in an old satirical poem alluded to by Chaucer in the "Clerk's Tale." Bicorne is represented as feeding on patient husbands, while Chichevache feeds on patient wives, and the point of the satire consists in representing the former as being fat and pampered with a superfluity of food, while the latter is very lean, owing to the scarcity of her diet.
By Daniel Lyons