from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of gigantic cephalopods, allied to the squids, found esp. in the North Atlantic and about New Zealand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of monster cephalopods, or giant squids, of the family Ommastrephidæ, and related to Ommastrephes except in size.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. largest mollusk known about but never seen (to 60 feet long)
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Having camera-tracked and camera-mapped my background footage, I separated the architeuthis sylvaticus scene into layers to be modified and recombined through the node compositor for example, I want to darken the background and give it a cold, bluish tint while keeping the luminous yellow eyes.
In fact, the largest of all squid, the architeuthis, this is an animal pushing 50, 60 feet in length, that's what these whales are hunting.
This is a 1:1 model of mesonychoteuthis AKA the colossal squid, which is not to be confused with the giant squid (architeuthis) or the jumbo squid (humboldt squid).