Definition of paper nautilus in English:

paper nautilus


  • another term for argonaut
    • ‘Paper Nautiluses are the thin, translucent and very fragile shell-like egg cases of the Argonautiidae, a small family of pelagic octopuses which spend their lives free-floating, drifting near the surface of the world's tropical seas.’
    • ‘Paper nautiluses live in temperate zones around the world, appearing, if somewhat rarely, on beaches from Florida to Australia.’