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gorgon

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noun gor·gon \ˈgȯr-gən\

Definition of gorgon

  1. 1 capitalized :  any of three snake-haired sisters in Greek mythology whose appearance turns the beholder to stone

  2. 2 :  an ugly or repulsive woman

Gorgonian play \gȯr-ˈgō-nē-ən\ adjective


Origin of gorgon

Latin Gorgon-, Gorgo, from Greek Gorgōn


First Known Use: 14th century


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