giant squid

noun
any squid of the genus Architeuthis, inhabiting deep ocean bottoms and sometimes attaining an arm span of 65 feet (20 meters) or more.

Origin:
1935–40

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Example sentences
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.
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