Gargantua: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (gär-gan'ch-u), [key]
— n.
  1. an amiable giant and king, noted for his enormous capacity for food and drink, in Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel.
  2. (italics) a satirical novel (1534) by Rabelais. Cf. Pantagruel.
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