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chambered nautilus

Definitions

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  • n. See nautilus.

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  • n. A marine mollusc, of the family Argonautidae native to the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, which has tentacles and a spiral shell with a series of air-filled chambers.

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  • n. cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions

Etymologies

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Latin, from Greek nautilos (nautilus, sailor).

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  • The Chambered Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) is the best known species of nautilus. The shell, when cut away reveals a lining of lustrous nacre, and displays a nearly perfect equiangular spiral.

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    The Chambered Nautilus is the title and subject of a poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

    January 27, 2008