a member of a race of savage one-eyed giants. In the Odyssey , Odysseus escaped death by blinding the Cyclops Polyphemus.
The one-eyed, savage giant called Cyclops remained a mystery, submerged in the myths and imagery of men at sea and women who wait for them, told through story and song.
a minute predatory freshwater crustacean which has a cylindrical body with a single central eye.
The various species of Cyclops are very numerous in freshwater locations during the summer months, and are usually among the much reduced fauna in these same locations during the winter.