Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Gordiidae — long, slender, nematoid worms, parasitic in insects.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Gordium ("capital city of Phrygia"). See also Gordian

Examples

  • Gordius, the grid layout and comments so far aren't inspiring much confidence but hope to be finished before Andy's on.

    Cryptic crossword No 25,229

  • Gordius was only a simple farmer and knew nothing of religious rites, so he asked the girl to return with him and conduct the sacrifice.

    Alexander the Great

  • Gordius was only a simple farmer and knew nothing of religious rites, so he asked the girl to return with him and conduct the sacrifice.

    Alexander the Great

  • What looked to be an easier-than-usual Gordius at first sight, with its 3-letter word square in the middle, has turned out to be tricky.

    Cryptic crossword No 25,229

  • The holy bird of Zeus was an astonishing sight to Gordius and he went at once to a local family of prophets to have the omen interpreted.

    Alexander the Great

  • The holy bird of Zeus was an astonishing sight to Gordius and he went at once to a local family of prophets to have the omen interpreted.

    Alexander the Great

  • To make me feel better, I shelled out on Wednesday a.m. for both the Guardian and the Times; finished both, except for that pesky GILLET in Gordius.

    Cryptic crossword No 25,231

  • A Wonderful Day: Cook and Bell have hit centuries and Gordius has delivered a superb puzzle!

    Cryptic crossword No 25,211

  • Gordius was only a simple farmer and knew nothing of religious rites, so he asked the girl to return with him and conduct the sacrifice.

    Alexander the Great

  • Yesterday's Gordius was as generous and warming as a fine port, and polished off with not a little enthusiasm. 31a continues to baffle as a clue, but there could only be one answer, so will let it go.

    Cryptic crossword No 25,212

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