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Laestrygones

[ les-trig-uh-neez ]
/ lɛsˈtrɪg əˌniz /
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plural noun, singular Laes·try·gon [les-tri-gon]. /ˈlɛs trɪˌgɒn/. Classical Mythology.

giant cannibals encountered by Odysseus on his return to Ithaca.

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Also Laes·try·go·ni·ans [les-tri-goh-nee-uhnz]. /ˌlɛs trɪˈgoʊ ni ənz/.
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How to use Laestrygones in a sentence

  • The cannibal Laestrygones, even, have a king and a city, though their manners are disgusting.

    The World of Homer|Andrew Lang
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