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A person of great size or stature and of voracious physical or intellectual appetites.
[After the giant hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel, by François Rabelais.]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a gigantic king noted for his great capacity for food and drink, in Rabelais' satire Gargantua and Pantagruel (1534)
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Gar•gan•tu•a(gɑrˈgæn tʃu ə)
a giant king noted for his enormous capacity for food and drink in Rabelais' Gargantua (1534).
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|Noun||1.||Gargantua - a voracious giant in Francois Rabelais' book of the same name|
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