Definitions

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

  • noun A huge sea monster in Norwegian legend.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mythical sea-monster said to appear at times off the coast of Norway.

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

  • noun A fabulous Scandinavian sea monster, often represented as resembling an island, but sometimes as resembling an immense octopus.

Etymologies

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

[Norwegian dialectal : krake, kraken + Norwegian -n, the.]

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