giant squid

noun

Definition of giant squid

  1. :  any of a genus (Architeuthis) of extremely large squids that may attain a length of 60 feet (18 meters) and include the largest mollusks known

1872

First Known Use of giant squid

1872


GIANT SQUID Defined for English Language Learners

giant squid

noun

Definition of giant squid for English Language Learners

  • : a very large type of squid


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