from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of gigantic cephalopods, allied to the squids, found esp. in the North Atlantic and about New Zealand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of monster cephalopods, or giant squids, of the family Ommastrephidæ, and related to Ommastrephes except in size.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. largest mollusk known about but never seen (to 60 feet long)
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