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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dracula, genus Dracula(noun)

    comprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: diminutive plants having bizarre and often sinister-looking flowers with pendulous scapes and motile lips

  2. Dracula(noun)

    fictional vampire in a gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker

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  1. Dracula(ProperNoun)

    The fictional vampire in the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker.

  2. Dracula(ProperNoun)

    A former prince of Wallachia.

  3. Origin: From the name Vlad III Dracula (also known as Vlad Ţepeş), from his father's name Vlad II Dracul, who was given the name Dracul by the Order of the Dragon. Dracul comes from the Romanian drac, itself deriving from the Latin draco.

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  1. Dracula

    Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. The novel touches on themes such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexual conventions, immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations.

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