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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Architeuthis \Ar`chi*teu"this\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. pref. ? + ?, ?, a kind of squid.] (Zool.) A genus of gigantic cephalopods, allied to the squids, found esp. in the North Atlantic and about New Zealand. [1913 Webster]