sciapod

noun scia·pod \ˈsīəˌpäd\
variants: less commonly

skiapod

\ˈskī-\

Definition of sciapod

plural

-s

  1. :  one of a mythological people having feet big enough for use as sunshades and living according to classic Greek mythology in Libya or according to medieval legend in which they were one-footed sometimes in India

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Origin and Etymology of sciapod

Latin Sciapodes Sciapods, from Greek Skiapodes, from skia shadow + pod-, pous foot — more at scene, foot


First Known Use: 1860


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