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Definition: giant squid
n : largest mollusk known about but never seen (to 60 feet long)
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Definition: Giant squid
Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as,
giant brothers; a giant son.
. (Anat.) See Myeloplax
(Zo["o]l.), a bivalve shell of the genus
, esp. T. gigas
, which sometimes weighs 500
pounds. The shells are sometimes used in churches to
contain holy water.
(Zo["o]l.), a very large African heron
). It is the largest heron known.
, a pothole of very large dimensions, as found
in Norway in connection with glaciers. See Pothole
. See Nitroglycerin
(Bot.), a fungus (Lycoperdon giganteum
edible when young, and when dried used for stanching
(Zo["o]l.), a very large aquatic
salamander (Megalobatrachus maximus
), found in Japan. It
is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long.
(Zo["o]l.), one of several species of very
large squids, belonging to Architeuthis
genera. Some are over forty feet long.
(skw[i^]d), n. [Cf. Squirt
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of ten-armed
cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin
on each side; especially, any species of Loligo
, and related genera. See Calamary
Note: Some of these squids are very abundant on the Atlantic
coast of North America, and are used in large
quantities for bait, especially in the cod fishery. The
most abundant of the American squids are the northern
squid (Ommastrephes illecebrosus
), ranging from
Southern New England to Newfoundland, and the southern
squid (Loligo Pealii
), ranging from Virginia to
2. A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other
substance, fastened on its shank to imitate a squid.
, Giant squid
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Flying
(Zo["o]l.), the striped bass.