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magot

[ma-goh, mah-, mag-uh t] /mæˈgoʊ, mɑ-, ˈmæg ət/
noun
2.
a small, grotesque Japanese or Chinese carved figure.
Origin of magot
1600-1610
1600-10; < French, Middle French, alteration of Magog, a people seduced by Satan in Rev. 20:8 (cf. Magog); used figuratively in non-Christian medieval legends, and probably applied derisively to the apes in allusion to their supposed grotesqueness
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magot

/mɑːˈɡəʊ; ˈmæɡət/
noun
1.
a Chinese or Japanese figurine in a crouching position, usually grotesque
2.
a less common name for Barbary ape
Word Origin
C17: from French: grotesque figure, after the Biblical giant Magog
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