Pronunciation: (gär-gan'chOO-u), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/gargantua.html on line 75 [key]
1. an amiable giant and king, noted for his enormous capacity for food and drink, in Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel.
2. (italics) a satirical novel (1534) by Rabelais. Cf. Pantagruel.
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