(Argus) Greek Mythol.
a monster with a hundred eyes, used by Hera to watch over Io.
an alert, watchful guardian.
(also argus pheasant)
either of two long-tailed pheasants with generally brown plumage, found in Southeast Asia and Indonesia:
great argus (Argusianus argus), the male of which has lengthened secondary wing feathers, spread during display.
crested argus (Rheinartia ocellata), with the longest tail feathers of any bird.
, stupendous, tremendous
•Barbados • Indus • solidus • Lepidus
•Aldous • Judas • Enceladus • exodus
•hazardous • Dreyfus • Josephus
•Sisyphus • typhus • Dollfuss
, anthropomorphous, polymorphous
•Angus • Argus
, magus, Tagus
, cunnilingus, dingus, Mingus
, fungus, humongous
, oesophagus (US
•Areopagus • asparagus
, Fergus, Lycurgus
•Carajás • frabjous
, contagious, courageous, outrageous, rampageous
, litigious, prestigious, prodigious, religious, sacrilegious
•umbrageous • gorgeous
in Greek mythology
, a vigilant watchman with a hundred eyes, who was set by Hera
to watch Io
, and who was killed by Hermes. After his death, his eyes were said to have been transferred by Hera to the eyelike markings on the tail of a peacock. The term Argus-eyed
is used to mean extremely vigilant, sharp-sighted.