legend + -ary; from Middle Latin legendarius. Earlier it was a noun meaning "a collection of legends" (1510s) (Old French legendier), from Latin legenda. In English, both the noun and the adjective first appeared in the 16th century.
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- Of or pertaining to a legend or to legends.
- Appearing (solely) in legends.
- Having the splendor of a legend; fabled.
- Having unimaginable greatness; excellent to such an extent to evoke stories.
legendary (plural legendaries)
- (obsolete) A collection of legends, in particular of lives of saints.
- (obsolete) One who relates legends.
- (Pokémon) A legendary Pokémon.