Meaning of “gorgon” in the English Dictionary

"gorgon" in British English

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gorgonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡɔː.ɡən/ us /ˈɡɔːr.ɡən/ UK informal

Gorgonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡɔː.ɡən/ us /ˈɡɔːr.ɡən/

one of three sisters in ancient Greek stories who had snakes on their heads instead of hair, and who turned anyone who looked at them into stone

(Definition of “gorgon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)