nautili nautili


  1. (n) a submarine that is propelled by nuclear power
  2. (n) cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells
  3. (n) cephalopod of the Indian and Pacific oceans having a spiral shell with pale pearly partitions


  • Square miles of water, colored purple by hosts of jellyfish; hundreds of paper nautili, attached to one another in long strings; transparent flounders with lacy fins; deep-sea .
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