magot

noun ma·got \məˈgō, maˈ-, mäˈ-\

Definition of magot

plural

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  1. 1 :  barbary ape

  2. 2 :  a small grotesque figure of Chinese or Japanese style or workmanship

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Origin and Etymology of magot

French, from Middle French, from magog, magot deformed creature, from Magog, a nation represented in the New Testament as one that will be deceived by Satan (Revelation 20:8), from Magog, described in the Old Testament as a land from which the people under their king Gog wished to set forth to destroy Jerusalem (Ezekiel 38 & 39)


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