The Dragon emoji shows the full body of a green dragon, a fantasy creature with scales that breathes fire through its snout. The Dragon is the fifth animal in the Chinese zodiac. Thus, people often use this emoji to convey what their Chinese zodiac is. Some also use this to simply refer to the Year of the Dragon. Aside from this, this emoji is also used to refer to the Chinese New Year as the dragon is a well-known symbol in Chinese culture. Some people also use this to someone who is strong, brave, and ferocious, much like how dragons are. Lastly, this emoji can also be used to refer to the mythical creatures themselves, such as in conversations about fantasy stories or role-playing games.
Dragon is a fully-qualified emoji as part of Unicode 6.0 which was introduced in 2010, and was added to Emoji 1.0.
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