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giant US English

An imaginary or mythical being of human form but superhuman size

giant US Thesaurus

the mythical giant of the forest

gas giant US English

A large planet of relatively low density consisting predominantly of hydrogen and helium, such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune

red giant US English

A very large star of high luminosity and low surface temperature. Red giants are thought to be in a late stage of evolution when no hydrogen remains in the core to fuel nuclear fusion

giant clam US English

A very large bivalve mollusk that occurs in the tropical Indo-Pacific

giant deer US English

Another term for Irish elk.

giant order US English

An order whose columns extend through more than one story

giant reed US English

A fast-growing perennial grass native to India that is a principal source for reeds used in musical instruments. In the US it threatens some native plant habitats because of its spreading and dispersal habits

giant-sized US English

Of very large size; gigantic

giant squid US English

A deep-sea squid that is the largest known invertebrate, reaching a length of 59 feet (18 m) or more

giant toad US English

Another term for cane toad.

gentle giant US English

A man who is tall and strong but has a quiet, mild nature

giant gourami US English

A large edible freshwater fish that is native to Asia. It is widely farmed there and has been introduced elsewhere

giant-killer US English

A person or team that defeats a seemingly much more powerful opponent

giant petrel US English

The largest petrel, which is found around southern oceans, has a massive bill, and scavenges from carcasses

giant sequoia US English

Another term for giant redwood (see redwood).

giant slalom US English

A long-distance slalom with fast, wide turns

giant anteater US English

A large insectivorous mammal with long coarse fur, large claws, an elongated snout, and a long tongue for catching ants. It is native to Central and South America

giant groundsel US English

A large treelike plant of the daisy family, having a thick stem and a few short branches tipped with broad leaves, growing chiefly on high mountains in central and eastern Africa

giant puffball US English

A European fungus that produces a spherical white fruiting body with a diameter of up to 32 inches (80 cm), edible when young

giant tortoise US English

A very large tortoise with a long lifespan, occurring on several tropical oceanic islands

giant salamander US English

A very large salamander that is native to North America and eastern Asia, in particular

Giant's Causeway US English

A geological formation of basalt columns, dating from the Tertiary period, on the north coast of Northern Ireland. It was once believed to be the end of a road made by a legendary giant to Staffa in the Inner Hebrides, where there is a similar formation

super giant slalom US English

A slalom race that is faster and has wider turns than a giant slalom

Douglas, Stephen Arnold US English

(1813–61), US lawyer and politician; known as the Little Giant. An Illinois Democrat, he was a member of the US House of Representatives 1843–47 and US Senate 1847–61. He is best remembered for the Lincoln-Douglas debates, a series of seven senatorial-campaign debates in 1858 with Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln. He won the Senate seat in 1858, but lost his 1860 bid for the presidency to Lincoln

eland US English

A spiral-horned African antelope that lives in open woodland and grassland. It is the largest of the antelopes

giant-size in giant-sized US English

Of very large size; gigantic

panda US English

A large bearlike mammal with characteristic black and white markings, native to certain mountain forests of central and western China. It feeds almost entirely on bamboo and has become increasingly rare

giant panda in panda1 US English

A large bearlike mammal with characteristic black and white markings, native to certain mountain forests of central and western China. It feeds almost entirely on bamboo and has become increasingly rare

panda1 US English

A large bearlike mammal with characteristic black and white markings, native to certain mountain forests of central and western China. It feeds almost entirely on bamboo and has become increasingly rare

supergiant US English

A very large star that is even brighter than a giant, often despite being relatively cool

weta US English

A large brown wingless insect related to the grasshoppers, with long spiny legs and wood-boring larvae, found only in New Zealand

hogweed US English

A large, coarse, white-flowered weed of the parsley family, native to north temperate regions and formerly used as forage for pigs

redwood US English

Either of two giant conifers with thick fibrous bark, native to California and Oregon. They are the tallest known trees and are among the largest living organisms

bird's-nest US English

A North American brownish or yellowish flowering plant of the wintergreen family, with scalelike leaves. The bird’s-nest is a saprophyte that lacks chlorophyll. Also called giant bird’s-nest

granadilla US English

A passion fruit, or the fruit of a related plant

silk moth US English

See silkworm moth.

silkworm moth US English

A large moth with a caterpillar that spins a protective silken cocoon

Little Giant in Douglas, Stephen Arnold US English

(1813–61), US lawyer and politician; known as the Little Giant. An Illinois Democrat, he was a member of the US House of Representatives 1843–47 and US Senate 1847–61. He is best remembered for the Lincoln-Douglas debates, a series of seven senatorial-campaign debates in 1858 with Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln. He won the Senate seat in 1858, but lost his 1860 bid for the presidency to Lincoln

giant eland in eland US English

A spiral-horned African antelope that lives in open woodland and grassland. It is the largest of the antelopes

giant hornet in hornet US English

A large stinging wasp that typically nests in hollow trees

giant petrel in petrel US English

A seabird related to the shearwaters, typically flying far from land

giant wetas in weta US English

A large brown wingless insect related to the grasshoppers, with long spiny legs and wood-boring larvae, found only in New Zealand

otter shrew US English

A semiaquatic mammal of the tenrec family, with a sleek body and long tail, native to central and West Africa

worm shell US English

A marine mollusc with a shell that forms loose irregular coils, giving it a worm-like appearance

giant anteater in anteater US English

A mammal that feeds on ants and termites. It has a long snout and sticky tongue

giant bird’s-nest in bird's-nest US English

A North American brownish or yellowish flowering plant of the wintergreen family, with scalelike leaves. The bird’s-nest is a saprophyte that lacks chlorophyll. Also called giant bird’s-nest

giant filbert in filbert US English

A cultivated hazel tree that bears edible oval nuts


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