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Meaning of Cretan bull

Cre'tan bull'

Pronunciation: [key]
— Gk. Legend. Gk. Legend.
  1. a savage bull, captured on Crete by Hercules and allowed to roam near Marathon in Greece until captured by Theseus. Also called
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