pearly nautilus

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noun


Nearby words

  1. pearlstein, philip,
  2. pearlwort,
  3. pearly,
  4. pearly gates,
  5. pearly king,
  6. pearly queen,
  7. pearly razorfish,
  8. pearly tubercle,
  9. pearly white,
  10. pearmain

Origin of pearly nautilus

First recorded in 1770–80

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British Dictionary definitions for pearly nautilus

pearly nautilus

noun

any of several cephalopod molluscs of the genus Nautilus, esp N. pompilius, of warm and tropical seas, having a partitioned pale pearly external shell with brown stripesAlso called: chambered nautilus Compare paper nautilus
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