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Gargantua

[gahr-gan-choo-uh] /gɑrˈgæn tʃu ə/
noun
1.
an amiable giant and king, noted for his enormous capacity for food and drink, in Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel.
2.
(italics) a satirical novel (1534) by Rabelais.
Compare Pantagruel.
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Gargantua

/ɡɑːˈɡæntjʊə/
noun
1.
a gigantic king noted for his great capacity for food and drink, in Rabelais' satire Gargantua and Pantagruel (1534)
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