"grotesque" in the noun sense
art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
"grotesque" in the adjective sense
1. grotesque, monstrous
distorted and unnatural in shape or size abnormal and hideous
"tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"
"twisted into monstrous shapes"
2. antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesque
"Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"
"fantastic Halloween costumes"
"a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
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