E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A compound of seven animals. (Anglo-Saxon, grshoppa.)
It has the head of a horse, the neck of an ox, the wings of a dragon, the feet of a camel, the tail of a serpent, the horns of a stag, and the body of a scorpion.Caylus: Oriental Tales (The Four Talismans).