giant squid

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

1935–40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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It was believed that the boat had been dragged under by a giant squid, a
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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