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A huge sea monster in Norwegian legend.

[Norwegian dialectal : krake, kraken + Norwegian -n, the.]
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(Norse Myth & Legend) a legendary sea monster of gigantic size believed to dwell off the coast of Norway
[C18: from Norwegian, of obscure origin]
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(ˈkrɑ kən)

n. (often cap.)
a sea monster that allegedly frequents waters off the Norwegian coast.
[1750–60; < Norwegian]
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