giant squid

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a giant squid (Architeuthis dux)

Etymology[edit]

giant +‎ squid from being a gigantic version of the squid

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giant squid (plural giant squids or giant squid)

  1. Any of the very large squid, of the genus Architeuthis (family Architeuthidae), that live at great depths, and of which little is known.
  2. Any of other large squid of other families, about which less is known.
  3. (informal) Synonym of Kraken (Norse sea monster)
  4. (informal) Synonym of Cthulhu (Lovecraftian horror monster)

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