squid

Definitions

General English

Food

  • A widely distributed member of the cephalopod group of molluscs, genus Loligo, varying from small to over 60 cm in length with a torpedo-shaped body, eight arms and two long tentacles growing from around the central mouth parts at the rear of the body. It is semi-transparent with a reddish spot but can change colour and is opaque when cooked. May be cooked in any way. It has an inner shell.

Slang

  • noun a swot. A high school and campus term, perhaps suggesting oiliness or the emission of quantities of ink.

Travel

  • noun a sea animal like a small octopus

Electronics

  • acronym forsuperconducting quantum interference device
    (written as SQUID)
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