What does the word bellicose mean?

Usage examples for bellicose

  1. Cattle an' calves they passes up as too bellicose, an' none of 'em ever faces any anamile more warlike than a baby colt or mebby a half- grown deer. – Wolfville Nights by Alfred Lewis
  2. As usual he was prepared to be bellicose, and figuratively, trailed the tails of his coat before his ancient enemy. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  3. In his youth he was instrumental in placing Tourki on the throne of Oman, and after a few years of stern application to business he brought the bellicose families of the Gara tribe under his power; and his influence was felt far into the interior, even into the confines of Nejd. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent