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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 ?
And when the children ran in that afternoon, they found the Giant lying dead under the tree, all covered with white blossoms.
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 never failed to exhort one another to fight bravely, and recollect that the world had its eyes upon them; although, in simple truth, the only spectator was the Giant Antaeus, with his one, great, stupid eye in the middle of his forehead.
Sometimes, for a minute or two, the Giant dropped asleep, and snored like the rush of a whirlwind.
In fact, if the Giant had been no bigger than the Pygmies (who stood pricking up their ears, and looking and listening to what was going forward), the stranger could not have been less afraid of him.
But no sooner was the Giant down, than up he bounced again, with tenfold might, and such a furious visage as was horrible to behold.
Now Hercules (though strong enough, as you already know, to hold the sky up) began to be sensible that he should never win the victory, if he kept on knocking Antaeus down; for, by and by, if he hit him such hard blows, the Giant would inevitably, by the help of his Mother Earth, become stronger than the mighty Hercules himself.
The truth was that unless the Giant touched Mother Earth as often as once in five minutes, not only his overgrown strength, but the very breath of his life, would depart from him.
Indeed, his thoughts had been so much taken up with the Giant, that he had never once looked at the Pygmies, nor even knew that there was such a funny little nation in the world.
You have killed the Giant Antaeus, our great brother, and the ally of our nation.
In those histories, perhaps, it stands recorded, that, a great many centuries ago, the valiant Pygmies avenged the death of the Giant Antaeus by scaring away the mighty Hercules.
The Angels could have put the Giants in a terrible spot, considering the Giants' bullpen had been used liberally in the first three games of the series and San Francisco starter Kirk Rueter threw 54 pitches through the first three innings.