giant squid

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giant squid

n.
Any of various large squids of the genus Architeuthis, having small ovoid fins and very long arms and tentacles. Giant squids live in deep ocean waters and can attain lengths of 13 meters (43 feet).
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Noun1.giant squid - largest mollusk known about but never seen (to 60 feet long)giant squid - largest mollusk known about but never seen (to 60 feet long)
squid - widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins
genus Architeuthis - giant squid
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