from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Typhoeus (t�*fō"ūs), the fabled giant of Greek mythology, having a hundred heads; resembling Typhoeus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling Typhoëus (or Typhos), a monster of Greek mythology, who tided to conquer the gods, but was overcome by Zeus and buried under Mount Etna. Typhoëus is described as vomiting flame from a hundred mouths, and thus typifies a volcano.


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