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nau·ti·lus

 (nôt′l-əs)
n. pl. nau·ti·lus·es or nau·ti·li (nôt′l-ī′)
1. Any of several cephalopod mollusks of the family Nautilidae of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, especially Nautilus pompilius, having numerous slender tentacles and an external coiled pearly shell divided into air-filled chambers. Also called chambered nautilus, pearly nautilus.
2. The paper nautilus.

[Latin, from Greek nautilos, sailor, nautilus, from nautēs, mariner, from naus, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.]

nautilus

(ˈnɔːtɪləs)
n, pl -luses or -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1. (Animals) any cephalopod mollusc of the genus Nautilus, esp the pearly nautilus
2. (Animals) short for paper nautilus
[C17: via Latin from Greek nautilos sailor, from naus ship]

nau•ti•lus

(ˈnɔt l əs, ˈnɒt-)

n., pl. nau•ti•lus•es, nau•ti•li (ˈnɔt lˌaɪ, ˈnɒt-)
1. Also called chambered nautilus, pearly nautilus. any cephalopod of the genus Nautilus having a spiral, chambered shell with a pearly interior.
[1595–1605; < Latin < Greek nautílos paper nautilus, literally, sailor, derivative of naûs ship]

nau·ti·lus

(nôt′l-əs)
A tropical sea mollusk having a spiral shell with alternating white and light-brown bands on the outside and many chambers on the inside. The nautilus is related to the squids and octopuses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nautilus - a submarine that is propelled by nuclear powernautilus - a submarine that is propelled by nuclear power
pigboat, submarine, U-boat, sub - a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
2.nautilus - cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shellsnautilus - cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells
octopod - a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell
Argonauta, genus Argonauta - type genus of the family Argonautidae: paper nautilus
3.nautilus - cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitionsnautilus - cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions
cephalopod, cephalopod mollusk - marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles
genus Nautilus - type genus and sole recent representative of the family Nautilidae
Translations

nautilus

[ˈnɔːtɪləs] N (nautiluses or nautili (pl)) [ˈnɔːtɪˌlaɪ]nautilo m

nautilus

nNautilus m, → Schiffsboot nt