gargantuan adj : of great mass; huge and bulky; "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp" [syn: elephantine, giant, jumbo]
- /ˈgɑː(ɹ)ˌgæn.tjʊu.æn/, /ˈgɑː(ɹ)ˌgænt.jʊuæn/ a UK
EtymologyFrom Gargantua, a giant with a very large appetite in Rabelais's The Inestimable Life of Gargantua.
- Of the giant Gargantua or his appetite.
of the giant Gargantua or his appetite
- French: gargantuesque
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