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giant squid

noun
1.
any squid of the genus Architeuthis, inhabiting deep ocean bottoms and sometimes attaining an arm span of 65 feet (20 meters) or more.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • It was believed that the boat had been dragged under by a giant squid, a hundred-footer.
  • As an example of an animated underwater scene, a giant squid waves its tentacles, bubbles float up and clown fish swim by.
  • The giant squid has always enjoyed a reputation of mythic proportions.
  • Many whales, turtles and giant squid also rely on this zone for their food.
  • The disappearances have been attributed to the machinations of enormous sea monsters, giant squid, or extra-terrestrials.
  • Behind the counter there was a professional human sushi chef, and next to him a giant squid wearing a chef's cap.
  • Others, such as the giant squid, are many meters long and live in the depths of oceans.

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