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See also: Argonaut


Argonaut (octopus)


Generalised use of Argonaut.


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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