argonaut

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Argonaut (octopus)

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Generalised use of Argonaut.

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argonaut (plural argonauts)

  1. Any of several species of shelled octopods of the family Argonautidae (of which only the genus Argonauta is not extinct).
    • 2018, Mark Carnall, The Guardian, 27 March:
      Amazingly, it wasn’t until 2010 that scientists experimentally understood how argonauts use their shell constructions to float in the water column and control buoyancy.
  2. An adventurer on a dangerous but rewarding quest.

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