Gargantua

[ gahr-gan-choo-uh ]
/ gɑrˈgæn tʃu ə /

noun

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.

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Gargantua
/ (ɡɑːˈɡæntjʊə) /

noun

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