medusa's head


Definition of medusa's head

  1. 1 :  an edible hedgehog mushroom (Hydnum caput-medusae) with interwoven hymenial spines

  2. 2 :  an African euphorbia (Euphorbia caput-medusae) with numerous drooping slender branches

  3. 3 :  a weedy rye grass (Elymus caput-medusae) having long bristling awns

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Origin and Etymology of medusa's head

after Medusa, one of the three Gorgons, whose hair was said to have been turned into snakes

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