Part of speech: noun

A traditionary narrative; fable; myth; also, a motto or inscription, as under a picture.

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Usage examples "legend":

  1. Now tell me the legend." - "A Mere Accident", George Moore.
  2. A legend containing a note of sadness comes to us out the buried centuries. - "Colorado--The Bright Romance of American History", F. C. Grable.
  3. It may, in reality, be nothing more than a pious legend. - "Pius IX. And His Time", The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson.