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argonauta Explained

argonauta at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

Argo·nautanpr [Gr. Mythol.] Argonaut;argonauta 1. pioneer, explorer etc.; 2. [Zool.] argonaut

Argonauta at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Argonauta \Ar`go*nau"ta\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A genus of Cephalopoda. The shell is called paper nautilus or
paper sailor.

Note: The animal has much resemblance to an Octopus. It has
eight arms, two of which are expanded at the end and
clasp the shell, but are never elevated in the air for
sails as was formerly supposed. The creature swims
beneath the surface by means of a jet of water, like
other cephalopods. The male has no shell, and is much
smaller than the female. See {Hectocotylus}.

Argonauta at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Argonauta
n : type genus of the family Argonautidae: paper nautilus [syn:
{genus Argonauta}]

argonauta at English (WD) Of Explained:

==Italian==

Noun

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    1. argonaut


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