from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cephalopod mollusk (Argonauta argo) with eight tentacles, the female of which inhabits a paper-thin shell that later acts as an egg case. Also called argonaut.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pelagic octopus of genus Argonauta, found in warm seas, whose females produce a paper-thin egg case resembling a shell into which she deposits her eggs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Argonauta.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The paper-sailor or argonaut. See Argonaut, Argonautidæ and nautilus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells
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