sciapod

noun
scia·​pod | \ ˈsīəˌpäd \
variants: or less commonly skiapod \ ˈskī-​ \
plural -s

Definition of sciapod

: 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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First Known Use of sciapod

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sciapod

Latin Sciapodes Sciapods, from Greek Skiapodes, from skia shadow + pod-, pous foot

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“Sciapod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sciapod. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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