HyperDic: cyclops

English > 2 senses of the word Cyclops / cyclops:
NOUNperson Cyclops(Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead
animalcyclops, water fleaminute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming / swimming
Cyclops / cyclops > pronunciation
Soundssay'klao.ps
Rhymestriceratops
English > Cyclops: 2 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead.
CategoryGreek mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Greeks
BroadergiantAn imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength
SpanishCiclope, cíclope, cíclopes
Catalanciclop, cíclops
Adjectivescyclopeanof or relating to or resembling the Cyclops
English > cyclops: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
Meaningminute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming / swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms.
Synonymwater flea
Member ofgenus Cyclopscopepod water fleas
Broadercopepod, copepod crustaceanminute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax
Catalanciclop

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