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Squid meaning in English

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1. calamari, calamary, squid

(Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food

2. squid

widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins

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nounWord forms: plural squid or squids
any of various fast-moving pelagic cephalopod molluscs of the genera Loligo, Ommastrephes, etc, of most seas, having a torpedo-shaped body ranging from about 10 centimetres to 16.5 metres long and a pair of triangular tail fins: order Decapoda (decapods)
See also cuttlefish
verbWord forms: squids, squidding or squidded
2. (intransitive)
(of a parachute) to assume an elongated squidlike shape owing to excess air pressure
British slang
a pound sterling
abbreviation for
superconducting quantum interference device

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an electronic device for detecting and measuring very weak magnetic fields and currents, esp. the minute ones in and around the brain and heart
nounWord forms: plural squids or squid
any of a number of long, slender, carnivorous cephalopod sea mollusks (esp. order Teuthoidea) having eight arms and two long tentacles: small squid are used as food and for fish bait
verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈsquidded or ˈsquidding US
to take on an elongated squidlike shape due to strong air pressure
said of a parachute
to fish for squid or with squid as bait

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A device that measures minute changes in magnetic flux by means of one or more Josephson junctions, often used to detect extremely small changes in magnetic fields, electric currents, and voltages.
n. pl. squids or squid
Any of various marine cephalopod mollusks of several families of the superorder Decapodiformes (or Decabrachia), having a usually elongated body, eight arms and two tentacles, a reduced or absent internal shell, and a pair of fins.

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