adjective Date: 1888 1. [John Bunyan] of, relating to, or suggestive of the allegorical writings of John Bunyan 2. [Paul Bunyan, legendary giant lumberjack of United States & Canada] a. of, relating to, or suggestive of the tales of Paul Bunyan b. of fantastically large size

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