Bunyanesque

adjective Bun·yan·esque \ ˌbən-yə-ˈnesk \

Definition of Bunyanesque

1
[John Bunyan]
:of, relating to, or suggestive of the allegorical writings of John Bunyan
2
[Paul Bunyan, legendary giant lumberjack of U.S. & Canada]
a :of, relating to, or suggestive of the tales of Paul Bunyan
b :of fantastically large size
  • if all of a year's consumption were brewed in a Bunyanesque retort and decanted into the Niagara river
  • Time

First Known Use of bunyanesque

1888

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