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[gahr-gan-choo-uh] /gɑrˈgæn tʃu ə/

an amiable giant and king, noted for his enormous capacity for food and drink, in Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel.
(italics) a satirical novel (1534) by Rabelais.
a gigantic king noted for his great capacity for food and drink, in Rabelais’ satire Gargantua and Pantagruel (1534)


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