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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A monster who was half man and half bull, to whom young Athenian men and women were sacrificed in the Cretan labyrinth until Theseus killed him.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Greek myth, a monster represented as having a human body and the head of a bull, who was the offspring of Pasiphaë, wife of Minos, and a bull sent by Poseidon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Class. Myth.) A fabled monster, half man and half bull, confined in the labyrinth constructed by Dædalus in Crete.

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  • proper noun A fictional creature, half man and half bull.
  • proper noun Greek mythology, with "the" A minotaur, half man and half bull, who dwelled in the labyrinth in Crete and who was killed by Theseus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Greek mythology) a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man; slain by Theseus

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See minotaur

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