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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mask of the Gorgon; the head of Medusa; in classical mythology, such a mask or head as an attribute of Pallas, who bore it on her breast in the midst of her ægis, and also on her shield. See cut under ægis.

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

  • noun (Arch.) A mask carved in imitation of a Gorgon's head.

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  • noun architecture A mask carved in imitation of a Gorgon's head.

Etymologies

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Latin, from Ancient Greek

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