giant squid

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"Architeuthis dux"

Etymology[edit]

giant +‎ squid from being a gigantic version of the squid

Noun[edit]

giant squid (plural giant squids or giant squid)

  1. Any of several species of very large squid, of the family Architeuthidae, that live at great depths, and of which little is known.
  2. (informal) Synonym of Kraken (Norse sea monster)
  3. (informal) Synonym of Cthulhu (Lovecraftian horror monster)

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