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loligo (squid)

Definition:

a somewhat flattened cylindrical squid

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plurals:

loligo* | loligos
(* loligo may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Latin lōlīgō ("squid, cuttlefish")
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of loligo...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

loligo [zoology]

a member of a genus of squids, formerly a generic name for all squid (14 of 180 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/loligo

Wiktionary:

loligo | loligos [plural]

A member of the Loligo genus of cephalopods; a squid. (10 of 29 words, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/loligo

Wikipedia:

Loligo

a genus of squids and one of the most representative and widely distributed groups of myopsid squids. The genus was first described by Jean Baptiste Lamarck in 1798. However, the name had been used earlier than Lamarck and might even have been used by ... (44 of 279 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Loligo

Britannica Encyclopedia:

squid [cephalopod order]

any of numerous 10-armed cephalopods found in both coastal and oceanic waters. Squids may be swift swimmers or part of the drifting sea life. They ... (25 of 190 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/561782​/squid

Columbia Encyclopedia:

squid

carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusk. The squid is one of the most highly developed invertebrates, well adapted to its active, predatory life. The ... (22 of 331 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0846396​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

squid | squidded [past tense] | squidding [present participle] | squids [3rd-person singular present]

an elongated, fast-swimming cephalopod mollusc with eight arms and two long ... | See also "giant squid" | the squid used as food | an artificial bait ... (24 of 104 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/squid

New World Dictionary:

squid | squids [plural] | squidded [past tense] | squidding [present participle] | SQUID

any of a number of long, slender, carnivorous cephalopod sea mollusks ... | to take on an elongated squidlike shape due to strong air pressure: said ... (25 of 103 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/squid

Random House Dictionary:

squid | squids [referring to 2 or more kinds/species, plural] | SQUID | calamari [Italian cuisine] | SQUID: superconducting quantum interference device [sense-specific]

any of several ten-armed cephalopods, as of the genera "Loligo" and ... | "SQUID" : a device that senses minute changes in magnetic fields, used to ... (25 of 87 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/squid

American Heritage Dictionary:

squid | squids [plural] | SQUID

Any of various marine cephalopod mollusks of the genus "Loligo" and related ... | A device that measures minute changes in magnetic flux by means of a ... (26 of 84 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/squid

Merriam-Webster:

squid [entry 1, noun] | squids [plural]

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, ... (26 of 61 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/squid show=1

squid [entry 2, verb] | squidded [past tense] | squidding [present participle]

to fish with or for squid (6 of 19 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/squid show=2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

squid

[countable] a sea animal like an octopus but with ten arms instead of eight ; [uncountable] this animal eaten as food (21 of 43 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/squid

Cambridge Dictionary:

squid

a sea animal with a long body and ten arms situated around the mouth, or this animal eaten as food (20 of 29 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/squid

Encarta Dictionary:

squid | squids [plural]

a ocean cephalopod mollusk that has two long tentacles and eight shorter ... | a dish of squid that has been prepared and cooked for eating (25 of 69 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861713243​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Loligo

Origin: Latin lōlīgō ("squid, cuttlefish")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Loligo

loligo | loligos [plural]

Origin: Latin lolīgo.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/loligo

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Loligo

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Loligo"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Loligo"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Loligo

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