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rounceval

adjective

Definition of rounceval

obsolete
: huge, large

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Origin and Etymology of rounceval

from Rouncesvalles, Roncevaux, mountain pass in northern Spain; from the gigantic bones shown there as those of the paladins of Charlemagne slain in battle in 778


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rounceval

noun roun·ce·val \ ˈrau̇n(t)səvəl \

Definition of rounceval

plural -s
1 obsolete
a : something very large : giant, monster
b : a big loud woman : virago
2 : marrowfat 1

First Known Use of rounceval

1570

in the meaning defined above

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