Definitions for: Architeuthis


[n] largest mollusk known about but never seen (to 60 feet long)



Webster (1913) Definition: Ar`chi*teu"this, n. [NL., fr. Gr. pref. ? + ?, ?,
a kind of squid.] (Zo["o]l.)
A genus of gigantic cephalopods, allied to the squids, found
esp. in the North Atlantic and about New Zealand.

Synonyms: giant squid

See Also: genus Architeuthis, squid

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