Nautilus meaning

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Any of several cephalopod mollusks of the family Nautilidae of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, especially Nautilus pompilius, having numerous slender tentacles and an external coiled pearly shell divided into air-filled chambers.
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The paper nautilus.
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Any of two genera (Nautilus or Allonautilus) of tropical tetrabranchiate cephalopods having a many-chambered, spiral shell with a pearly interior.
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Weight-lifting equipment utilizing a mechanical cam that varies the resistance of the weights in proportion to muscular strength.
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A marine mollusc, of the family Nautilidae native to the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, which has tentacles and a spiral shell with a series of air-filled chambers, of which Nautilus is the type genus.
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Origin of nautilus

  • Latin from Greek nautilos sailor, nautilus from nautēs mariner from naus ship nāu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin nautilus, from Ancient Greek ναυτίλος (nautilos, “paper nautilus, sailor").

    From Wiktionary