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- n. A fictional Japanese monster (怪獣 (kaijū)) from a series of science-fiction films.
- n. Anything that is an extremely large or dramatic example of its type.
From Japanese ゴジラ (gojira), blend created for the movie from the words ゴリラ (gorira) (gorilla) and 鯨 (くじら, kujira) (whale). (Wiktionary)