Giant

Definition of Giant

Gi´ant
n.1.
1.A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.
2.A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.
3.Any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or power.
Giant's Causeway
a vast collection of basaltic pillars, in the county of Antrim on the northern coast of Ireland.
a.1.Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son.
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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