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noun: An ugly, repulsive, or terrifying woman.
After Gorgon, any of the three monstrous sisters Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa in Greek mythology, who had snakes for hair. They turned into stone anyone who looked into their eyes. From Greek gorgos (dreadful). Earliest documented use: 1398.
"Without warning, she fell to the floor in labor pains, screaming like a gorgon."
Douglas Coupland; Miss Wyoming; Random House; 2000.
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