(Italian cuisine) squid prepared as meals
- A cephalopod, from the genus Loligo and relevant genera. There are lots of species. Obtained a sack of inklike liquid which they discharge through the siphon pipe, whenever pursued or alarmed, if you wish to confuse their enemies. Their particular shell is a thin horny plate, inside the flesh for the straight back, shaped just like a quill pen. In America they are called squids. See Squid.