In French traditions and legends, a dragon-like, wingless creature that would only attack people who were wearing clothes. The only way to avoid attack was to disrobe, whereupon the Wivre would flee.
The Wivre appears similar to the Vouivre, the French wyvern.
- Rose, Carol. (2000). Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.