Webster 1913 Edition
One of three fabled sisters, Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa, with snaky hair and of terrific aspect, the sight of whom turned the beholder to stone. The name is particularly given to Medusa.
Anything very ugly or horrid.
The brindled gnu. See
Like a Gorgon; very ugly or terrific;
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Any thing very ugly or horrid.