Bun·​yan·​esque | \ ˌbən-yə-ˈnesk How to pronounce Bunyanesque (audio) \

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 riverTime

First Known Use of Bunyanesque

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bunyanesque.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bunyanesque. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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