giant


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Giant \Gi"ant\, a.
   Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as,
   giant brothers; a giant son.
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   Giant cell. (Anat.) See Myeloplax.

   Giant clam (Zool.), a bivalve shell of the genus
      Tridacna, esp. T. gigas, which sometimes weighs 500
      pounds. The shells are sometimes used in churches to
      contain holy water.

   Giant heron (Zool.), a very large African heron ({Ardeomega
      goliath}). It is the largest heron known.

   Giant kettle, a pothole of very large dimensions, as found
      in Norway in connection with glaciers. See Pothole.

   Giant powder. See Nitroglycerin.

   Giant puffball (Bot.), a fungus (Lycoperdon giganteum),
      edible when young, and when dried used for stanching
      wounds.

   Giant salamander (Zool.), a very large aquatic salamander
      (Megalobatrachus maximus), found in Japan. It is the
      largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long.

   Giant squid (Zool.), one of several species of very large
      squids, belonging to Architeuthis and allied genera.
      Some are over forty feet long.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Giant \Gi"ant\, n. [OE. giant, geant, geaunt, OF. jaiant, geant,
   F. g['e]ant, L. gigas, fr. Gr. ?, ?, from the root of E.
   gender, genesis. See Gender, and cf. Gigantic.]
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   1. A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.
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            Giants of mighty bone and bold emprise. --Milton.
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   2. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or
      intellectual.
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   3. Any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or
      power.
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   Giant's Causeway, a vast collection of basaltic pillars, in
      the county of Antrim on the northern coast of Ireland.
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