Definition of Paul Bunyan from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Paul Bunyan

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a character in American legends. He is said to be a very large and strong lumberjack (= a person whose job is cutting down trees). He has a blue ox called Babe. Wild stories were told about him. In one of these the British navy built seven ships with the wood from his baby bed. Another said that Babe was so big that a new iron mine had to be opened each time he needed shoes.