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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 ?
Koku was an immense man, a veritable giant, one of two whom Tom had brought back with him after an exciting trip to a strange land.
In this enterprise, however, he had more real difficulties than generally fell to the lot of a knight-errant of yore, who seldom had anything but giants, enchanters, fiery dragons, and such like easily conquered adversaries, to contend with and had to make his way merely through gates of iron and brass, and walls of adamant to the castle keep, where the lady of his heart was confined; all which he achieved as easily as a man would carve his way to the centre of a Christmas pie; and then the lady gave him her hand as a matter of course.
HOW SIR LAUNCELOT SLEW TWO GIANTS, AND MADE A CASTLE FREE
We swept through the prettiest little curving arms of the lake, among these colossal green walls, enjoying new delights, always, as the stately panorama unfolded itself before us and rerolled and hid itself behind us; and now and then we had the thrilling surprise of bursting suddenly upon a tremendous white mass like the distant and dominating Jungfrau, or some kindred giant, looming head and shoulders above a tumbled waste of lesser Alps.
Every little while some giant tree yielded the fight and fell crashing through the younger growth; and the unflagging thunder- peals came now in ear-splitting explosive bursts, keen and sharp, and unspeakably appalling.
The sun was setting when a loud noise aroused us, the door of the hall was violently burst open and a horrible giant entered.
To his dismay and astonishment he found a Giant lying at the entrance of the wood; he was about to run off as fast as his legs could carry him, when the Giant called out: 'Don't be afraid, I won't harm you.
He approved highly of the giant Morgante, because, although of the giant breed which is always arrogant and ill-conditioned, he alone was affable and well-bred.
His stick had rested a moment while he looked to see the giant topple into the water, when down came the other upon his head, whack
And again and again the rosy-checked and curly-headed boy would tug and strain at the huge mass of stone, striving, child as he was, to do what a giant could hardly have done without taking both of his great hands to the task.
Bewildered Travellers - Prowling Indians- A Giant Crow Chief.
The road led him up a mountain, and when he had reached the highest point of it, there sat a powerful giant looking peacefully about him.