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Definition of gorgon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    gorgon

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɡɔːɡən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɔːrɡən//
     
     
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  1. 1 (in ancient Greek stories) one of three sisters with snakes on their heads instead of hair, who can change anyone that looks at them into stone
  2. 2an ugly woman who behaves in an aggressive and frightening way
  3. Word Originvia Latin from Greek Gorgō, from gorgos ‘terrible’.
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