Definitions

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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Examples

  • Having camera-tracked and camera-mapped my background footage, I separated the architeuthis sylvaticus scene into layers to be modified and recombined through the node compositor for example, I want to darken the background and give it a cold, bluish tint while keeping the luminous yellow eyes.

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  • In fact, the largest of all squid, the architeuthis, this is an animal pushing 50, 60 feet in length, that's what these whales are hunting.

    CNN Transcript Mar 13, 2007

  • This is a 1:1 model of mesonychoteuthis AKA the colossal squid, which is not to be confused with the giant squid (architeuthis) or the jumbo squid (humboldt squid).

    Mind Hacks: Giant Squid - woah!

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