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giant

[Gr. gigas, giant]
An individual or structure much larger than normal.

giant

of very large stature or dimensions.

giant breeds
in dogs this includes the very largest breeds, generally in excess of 100 lb body weight, e.g. Great Dane, Irish wolfhound, Mastiff, St. Bernard, Deerhound, Great Pyrenees and Borzoi. See also dog.
giant buttercup
giant fennel
ferulacommunis.
giant forest hog
giant hogweed
giant kidney worm
giant liver fluke
see fasciolagigantica, fascioloidesmagna.
giant panic
see brachiariamutica.
giant pigweed
trianthemaportulacastrum.
giant prairie lily
giant schizonts
up to 300 μm diameter in sheep and goats, as part of the life cycle of Eimeria spp.
giant Schnauzer
giant sea perch
giant sensitive plant
mimosainvisa.
giant star grass
cynodonnlemfuensis.
giant taro
alocasiabrisbanensis.
giant tiger prawn
penaeusmonodon. See Table 23.
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, it has always seemed to me that the Giant needed the little people more than the Pygmies needed the Giant.
His little friends, like all other small people, had a great opinion of their own importance, and used to assume quite a patronizing air towards the Giant.
He often stretched himself out at full length on the ground, where he looked like the long ridge of a hill; and it was a good hour's walk, no doubt, for a short-legged Pygmy to journey from head to foot of the Giant.
If the truth must be told, they were sometimes as troublesome to the Giant as a swarm of ants or mosquitoes, especially as they had a fondness for mischief, and liked to prick his skin with their little swords and lances, to see how thick and tough it was.
They were constantly at war with the cranes, and had always been so, ever since the long- lived Giant could remember.
But I have now said enough to let you see what a gallant little people these were, and how happily they and their forefathers, for nobody knows how many generations, had lived with the immeasurable Giant Antaeus.
They went on together, and as they passed a cherry-tree, the giant laid hold of the top of the tree where the ripest fruit was hanging, bent it down, gave it into the tailor's hand, and bade him eat.
But the little boy whom the Giant loved was never seen again.
Years went over, and the Giant grew very old and feeble.
Downstairs ran the Giant in great joy, and out into the garden.
said the Giant, and a strange awe fell on him, and he knelt before the little child.
And the child smiled on the Giant, and said to him, "You let me play once in your garden, to-day you shall come with me to my garden, which is Paradise.