Definition of Genus Architeuthis
1. Noun. Giant squid.
Group relationships: Decapoda, Order Decapoda
Member holonyms: Architeuthis, Giant Squid
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Architeuthis
Literary usage of Genus Architeuthis
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1. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1874)
"In the same communication M. Harting expresses his opinion that there is not sufficient ground for the institution of this genus Architeuthis, and refers ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"The genus Architeuthis appears to be closely allied to Ommastrephes, the calamary. The paper bears evident marks of care and painstaking accuracy. ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"To this family belong the "giant squids" of the genus Architeuthis, which occur in Arctic and sub-Arctic seas, and are occasionally stranded on the shores ..."
4. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"Probably some of these great squids of the genus architeuthis attain a total length of 50 ft., including the long tentacles; the largest known is probably ..."
5. The Standard Natural History by John Sterling Kingsley, Elliott Coues (1884)
"With our present knowledge it is easy to i-ecognize this monster as one of the giant squids, belonging, doubtless, to the genus Architeuthis. ..."
6. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"The modern genus Architeuthis (Fig. 117), the giant squid, is the fitting culmination of this evolutionary line, for some of them are not only the largest ..."