Giant's Causeway, a vast collection of basaltic pillars, in the county of Antrim on the northern coast of Ireland.

(Gi"ant), a. Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as, giant brothers; a giant son.

Giant cell. (Anat.) See Myeloplax.Giant clam(Zoöl.), a bivalve shell of the genus Tridacna, esp. T. gigas, which sometimes weighs 500 pounds. The shells are sometimes used in churches to contain holy water.Giant heron(Zoöl.), a very large African heron It is the largest heron known.Giant kettle, a pothole of very large dimensions, as found in Norway in connection with glaciers. See Pothole.Giant powder. See Nitroglycerin.Giant puffball(Bot.), a fungus (Lycoperdon giganteum), edible when young, and when dried used for stanching wounds.Giant salamander (Zoöl.), a very large aquatic salamander found in Japan. It is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long.Giant squid(Zoöl.), one of several species of very large squids, belonging to Architeuthis and allied genera. Some are over forty feet long.

(Ghyll) n. A ravine. See Gill a woody glen. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Wordsworth.

(||Gial`lo*li"no) n. [It., from giallo yellow, prob. fr. OHG. gelo, G. gelb; akin to E. yellow.] A term variously employed by early writers on art, though commonly designating the yellow oxide of lead, or massicot. Fairholt.

(Giam"beux) n. pl. [See Jambeux.] Greaves; armor for the legs. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Gi"ant) n. [OE. giant, geant, geaunt, OF. jaiant, geant, F. géant, L. gigas, fr. Gr. from the root of E. gender, genesis. See Gender, and cf. Gigantic.]

1. A man of extraordinari bulk and stature.

Giants of mighty bone and bold emprise.

2. A person of extraordinary strength or powers, bodily or intellectual.

3. Any animal, plant, or thing, of extraordinary size or power.

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