pearly nautilus

pearly nautilus

noun
nautilus ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1770–80

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pearly nautilus
 
n
Compare paper nautilus Also called: chambered nautilus any of several cephalopod molluscs of the genus Nautilus, esp N. pompilius, of warm and tropical seas, having a partitioned pale pearly external shell with brown stripes

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