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- (greekmyth) Vicious female monsters from Greek mythology with sharp fangs and hair of living, venomous snakes.
- An intimidating, ugly, or disgusting woman.
- "Swilling martinis and spewing venom, Phyllis is a particularly unappetizing , telling us at one point that an acquaintance of hers is aroused by the Heimlich maneuver." — Washington Post, July 1, 2005
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