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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.
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]
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.
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|Noun||1.||nautilus - a submarine that is propelled by nuclear power|
|2.||nautilus - cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells|
octopod - a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell
|3.||nautilus - 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
nautilus[ˈnɔːtɪləs] N (nautiluses or nautili (pl)) [ˈnɔːtɪˌlaɪ] → nautilo m
n → Nautilus m, → Schiffsboot nt