gorgon


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gorgon \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.
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   2. Anything very ugly or horrid. --Milton.
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   3. (Zool.) The brindled gnu. See Gnu.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gorgon \Gor"gon\, a.
   Like a Gorgon; very ugly or terrific; as, a Gorgon face.
   --Dryden.
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