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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 ?
In the centre of the road stood an enormous tulip-tree, which towered like a giant above all the other trees of the neighborhood, and formed a kind of landmark.
Anon withal came there upon him two great giants, well armed, all save the heads, with two horrible clubs in their hands.
Also, I see that their long shadows are on the hollow ridge on the opposite side of the road, and are on the hill above it, and are like the shadows of giants.
As the elms bent to one another, like giants who were whispering secrets, and after a few seconds of such repose, fell into a violent flurry, tossing their wild arms about, as if their late confidences were really too wicked for their peace of mind, some weatherbeaten ragged old rooks'-nests, burdening their higher branches, swung like wrecks upon a stormy sea.
Old Orlick felt that the situation admitted of nothing less than coming on, and was on his defence straightway; so, without so much as pulling off their singed and burnt aprons, they went at one another, like two giants.
He said "it was very reasonable to think, not only that the species of men were originally much larger, but also that there must have been giants in former ages; which, as it is asserted by history and tradition, so it has been confirmed by huge bones and skulls, casually dug up in several parts of the kingdom, far exceeding the common dwindled race of men in our days.
Where was the great crocus-coloured robe, on which the gods fought against the giants, that had been worked by brown girls for the pleasure of Athena?
morning light showed us our enemy approaching us, supported on either hand by two giants nearly as large and fearful as himself, while a crowd of others followed close upon their heels.
But the mountain belonged to fierce and huge giants, who lived on it and traded there, and he had not sat long before he saw three of them striding towards him.
He used to say the Cid Ruy Diaz was a very good knight, but that he was not to be compared with the Knight of the Burning Sword who with one back-stroke cut in half two fierce and monstrous giants.
That task being accomplished, you are to put on his sandals, in order to follow in your father's footsteps, and to gird on his sword, so that you may fight giants and dragons, as King Aegeus did in his youth.
But that which passeth all the rest is: They do recount that the Earth, mother of the giants that made war against Jupiter, and were by him destroyed, thereupon in an anger brought forth Fame.