pearly nautilus

Origin of pearly nautilus

First recorded in 1770–80
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pearly nautilus

noun
  1. 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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