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1. Greek Mythology A giant with 100 eyes who was made guardian of Io and was later slain by Hermes.
2. An alert or watchful person; a guardian.
[Latin, from Greek Argos.]
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(Animals) any of various brown butterflies, esp the Scotch argus (Erebia aethiops) found on moorland and in forests up to a height of 2000 m
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a giant with a hundred eyes who was made guardian of the heifer Io. After he was killed by Hermes his eyes were transferred to the peacock's tail
2. a vigilant person; guardian
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1. (in Greek myth) a giant with 100 eyes set to guard the heifer Io.
2. any observant or vigilant person; a watchful guardian.
[< Latin < Greek Árgos, derivative of argós bright, shining]
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|Noun||1.||Argus - (Greek mythology) a giant with 100 eyes; was guardian of the heifer Io and was slain by Hermes|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
giant - an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales
|2.||argus - large brilliantly patterned East Indian pheasant|
pheasant - large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
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Argus[ˈɑːgəs] N → Argos
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