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An example use of unicorn in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… looks like a strange unicorn horn my …”
Unicorn is a mythical creature with a single horn on its head.
the word unicorn occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that unicorn can be often used in the following areas:
1) education, science, and technology;