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squid

noun \ ˈskwid \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of squid

plural squid or squids
: any of an order (Teuthoidea) of cephalopods having eight short arms and two usually longer tentacles, a long tapered body, a caudal fin on each side, and usually a slender internal chitinous support

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Origin and Etymology of squid

origin unknown


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squid

verb

Definition of squid

squidded; squidding
intransitive verb
: to fish with or for squid

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First Known Use of squid

circa 1859


SQUID

noun \ ˈskwid \

Definition of SQUID

: an instrument for detecting and measuring very weak magnetic fields

Origin and Etymology of squid

superconducting quantum interference device


SQUID Defined for English Language Learners

squid

noun

Definition of squid for English Language Learners

  • : a sea animal that has a long, thin, soft body and 10 long arms


SQUID Defined for Kids

squid

noun \ ˈskwid \

Definition of squid for Students

: a sea mollusk that is related to the octopus and has a long thin soft body with eight short arms and two usually longer tentacles


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