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A unicorn is a type of horse, usually white, notable for having a single long horn on its head. The animal is common in Earth mythology, although several species exist on other planets.

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Horses on Fayo and Jodarr have unicorn horns, though they have brown manes. (TOS comics: "Prince Traitor", "Spore of the Devil").

In the year 2265, during an angry fight with her husband, Lora Brummer stabbed Tim Pennington's thigh with the horn of a pewter unicorn. (VAN novel: Harbinger)

In 2269, when John Kyle got his first look at a piece of antimatter, James T. Kirk noted that the substance was once the unicorn of atomic physics. (TAS - Log One novelization: One of Our Planets is Missing)

Later that year, Leonard McCoy spotted a herd of unicorns in the Lactra VII zoo. He lamented the loss of fantasy at discovering unicorns were real. Spock considered them "strangely attractive". (TAS - Log Eight novelization: The Eye of the Beholder)

In 2278, McCoy was reminded of myth hunters who sought unicorns and dinosaurs in ancient times on Earth. (TOS novel: Deep Domain)

In 2369, Reginald Barclay's holographic program Arthur Rex featured Worf, son of Mogh as a knight who jousted against the Black Knight. Worf's white horse wore a metallic headpiece with a large spike protruding from the top, giving it the appearance of a unicorn. (TNG novel: Here There Be Dragons)

In 2369, a duke's castle in Diesen was adorned with ornate tapestries depicting various scenes of unicorns. (TNG novel: Here There Be Dragons)

In 2370, Young Yao Hu kept stuffed unicorns and dragons in her bedroom on Pai. (TNG novel: Dragon's Honor)

In 2383, as the first Romulan refugees from Inxtis were beamed to North Station on Vashti from the USS Verity, they were greeted with a celebration. Among the refugees was Elnor, who spotted a unicorn. A young girl showed him how to ride the animal. Images were recorded by Federation News Network holo-cameras, resulting in positive publicity for Starfleet's relief efforts. (PIC novel: The Last Best Hope)

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