Definition of Paper nautilus

1. Noun. Cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells.

Exact synonyms: Argonaut, Argonauta Argo, Nautilus
Generic synonyms: Octopod
Group relationships: Argonauta, Genus Argonauta

Definition of Paper nautilus

1. Noun. A pelagic octopus of genus ''Argonauta'', found in warm seas, whose females produce a paper-thin egg case resembling a shell into which she deposits her eggs. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paper Nautilus

paper fastener
paper feed
paper fight
paper flower
paper gold
paper hat
paper jam
paper knife
paper loss
paper mache
paper mill
paper mill worker's disease
paper mills
paper money
paper mulberry
paper nautilus (current term)
paper over
paper plane
paper planes
paper plant
paper plate
paper profit
paper profits
paper round
paper route
paper rush
paper shop
paper shops
paper snowflake
paper snowflakes

Literary usage of Paper nautilus

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1. Masterpieces of Murder: An Edmund Pearson True Crime Reader by Edmund Lester Pearson, Gerald Gross (1876)
"This strange little being is the celebrated paper nautilus or A rg i- often introduced in poetry and prose. ..."

2. Sketches of Creation: A Popular View of Some of the Grand Conclusions of the by Alexander Winchell (1870)
"WHO has not heard of the argonaut, or paper nautilus? ... The paper nautilus (Argo- nauta Argo). wafted over the placid surface of a summer sea. ..."

3. Little Folks in Feathers and Fur, and Others in Neither by Olive Thorne Miller, Hildibrand, A. Mesnel, Ecosse, E.P. Dutton (Firm)., J.J. Little & Co (1880)
"THE paper nautilus. Who would suspect, to look at this pretty shaped shell, ... It received the name of paper nautilus because of its shell, ..."

4. The Shell Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Families of Living by Julia Ellen Rogers (1908)
"The Argonaut or paper nautilus (A. Argo, Linn.), has the characteristics of the ... So one was called the Pearly Nautilus, the other the paper nautilus. ..."

5. The Private Diary of Richard, Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (1862)
"... under the Limestone—Villa of Timoleon—Fountain of Cyane—The paper nautilus—Execution of a Murderer—Messina—Charybdis and Scylla—Quarrel of the ..."

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