gorgon


gor·gon

noun \ˈgr-gən\

Definition of GORGON

1
capitalized :  any of three snake-haired sisters in Greek mythology whose appearance turns the beholder to stone
2
:  an ugly or repulsive woman
Gor·go·ni·an \gr-ˈgō-nē-ən\ adjective

Origin of GORGON

Latin Gorgon-, Gorgo, from Greek Gorgōn
First Known Use: 14th century

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