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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions; Cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells; A submarine that is propelled by nuclear power.

Usage examples (36)
  • Aphrodite with the "nautilus," by which is meant the argonaut of zoologists.
  • What does the word nautilus mean?
  • CALLAHAN: It's described to us as a nautilus shell.
  • Jurisdynamics: Logarithmic spirals and the nautilus for more
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