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Meaning of GORGON

Pronunciation:  'gorgun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (Greek mythology) any of three winged sister monsters having live snakes for hair; a glance turns the beholder to stone
 

GORGON is a 6 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: Euryale, Medusa, mythical creature, mythical monster, Stheno

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Gor"gon\ (g[^o]r"g[o^]n), n. [L. Gorgo, -onis, Gr.
    Gorgw`, fr. gorgo`s terrible.]
    1. (Gr. Myth.) One of three fabled sisters, Stheno, Euryale,
       and Medusa, with snaky hair and of terrific aspect, the
       sight of whom turned the beholder to stone. The name is
       particularly given to Medusa.
    
    2. Anything very ugly or horrid. --Milton.
    
    3. (Zo["o]l.) The brindled gnu. See {Gnu}.
    
    
  2. \Gor"gon\, a.
    Like a Gorgon; very ugly or terrific; as, a Gorgon face.
    --Dryden.
    
    
 

 

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