GNU dico is a flexible dictionary server with a set of accompanying utilities. It supports a wide variety of dictionary database formats, ranging from the traditional "dict.org" databases up to Wikipedia format. Support for arbitrary new formats can be easily added using loadable modules. The dico library provides an API for writing new modules in C, Guile, or Python.
oed2dict is a set of scripts that convert the full Oxford English Dictionary v2 (CD-ROM version 3.0) into the jargon and DICT file formats. These can then be consulted with any DICT compatible dictionary lookup program. The resulting DICT files are much faster to use when compared with the proprietary program from the original distribution, and are significantly smaller, with the whole database only weighing around 190MiB.