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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology A monster with 100 heads, thrown by Zeus into Tartarus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A monster with 100 heads.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. According to Hesiod, the son of Typhoeus, and father of the winds, but later identified with him.
  • n. A violent whirlwind; a typhoon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A whirl wind.
  • n. In Greek myth, a son of Typhoëus, and the father of the winds: later confused with Typhos or Typhoëus.
  • n. The Greek name of the Egyptian divinity Set, the personification of the principle of evil.
  • n. A large East Indian heron, Ardea sumatrana.

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

  • n. (Greek mythology) a monster with a hundred heads who breathed out flames; son of Typhoeus and father of Cerberus and the Chimera and the Sphinx

Etymologies

Greek Tuphōn.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Τυφῶν (Tuphon). (Wiktionary)

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