: a genus of cephalopods (order Dibranchia) including a single recent form, the paper nautilus (A. argos), related to the octopus and like it having eight arms two of which in the female are expanded at the tips to clasp the thin fragile unchambered shell compare nautilus

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, Argonaut

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“Argonauta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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