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nautilus
American English: /ˈnɔd(ə)ləs/
British English: /ˈnɔːtɪləs/

Translation of nautilus in Spanish:

noun plural -luses or -li Pronunciation: / -laɪ /

  • Example sentences
    • Some patterns in nature are formed by natural growth mechanisms, as with the spiral shape of the nautilus shell.
    • The beautiful nautilus shell is white to orange, with white stripes and a central, black whorl.
    • The shape of the museum is like a giant, spiral seashell - a nautilus - made of concrete.

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