- 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.
- noun a swot. A high school and campus term, perhaps suggesting oiliness or the emission of quantities of ink.
- noun a sea animal like a small octopus
- acronym forsuperconducting quantum interference device
(written as SQUID)