Definition of paper nautilus in English:
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.
Definition of paper nautilus in:
- US English dictionary