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 for T. gigas
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Giant \Gi"ant\, a.
     Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as,
     giant brothers; a giant son.
     [1913 Webster]
     Giant cell. (Anat.) See Myeloplax.
     Giant clam (Zool.), a bivalve shell of the genus
        Tridacna, esp. T. gigas, which sometimes weighs 500
        pounds. The shells are sometimes used in churches to
        contain holy water.
     Giant heron (Zool.), a very large African heron ({Ardeomega
        goliath). It is the largest heron known.
     Giant kettle, a pothole of very large dimensions, as found
        in Norway in connection with glaciers. See Pothole.
     Giant powder. See Nitroglycerin.
     Giant+puffball+(Bot.),+a+fungus+({Lycoperdon+giganteum">Giant puffball (Bot.), a fungus ({Lycoperdon giganteum),
        edible when young, and when dried used for stanching
     Giant salamander (Zool.), a very large aquatic salamander
        ({Megalobatrachus maximus), found in Japan. It is the
        largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long.
     Giant squid (Zool.), one of several species of very large
        squids, belonging to Architeuthis and allied genera.
        Some are over forty feet long.
        [1913 Webster]

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