Definitions

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  • n. A member of the Loligo genus of cephalopods; a squid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of cephalopods, including numerous species of squids, common on the coasts of America and Europe. They are much used for fish bait.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of the family Loliginidæ. L. vulgaris is the common European squid. L. pealei, L. galei, and L. brevis are American species.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. somewhat flattened cylindrical squid

Etymologies

From Latin lolīgo. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Teuthis, loligo, or cuttlefish, is said to have a bone or cartilage shaped like a sword, and was conceived to have no heart.

    Themistocles

  • In a word, it captures its prey in the air; and this commonly consists in the various species of flying-fish, and also the _loligo_, or "flying squids."

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • Although the second 2010 loligo season starts on 15 July, it is tricky to gauge the level of availability of the squid, according to Director of Natural Resources John Barton.

    Scientific Blogging

  • Argentina's "next step" is to negotiate 7.5 billion debt with the Paris Club Egypt expects to sign free trade agreement with Mercosur next July Falkland Islands: First loligo season of the year the 'best since 2000'

    MercoPress

  • Argentina's "next step" is to negotiate 7.5 billion debt with the Paris Club Taxpayers will no longer be hostages of banks "too big to fall" promises Obama Reconstruction efforts will turn Chile from capital exporter to importer, says IIF Falkland Islands: First loligo season of the year the 'best since 2000'

    MercoPress

  • Mrs. Kirchner dream comes true: half an hour with President Obama Japanese captured whale meat tracked to US and Korea restaurants South Atlantic Royal Navy nuclear powered sub en route to be decommissioned Falkland Islands: First loligo season of the year the 'best since 2000'

    MercoPress

  • Judge declares "null and non existent" first lesbian marriage in Argentina Egypt expects to sign free trade agreement with Mercosur next July Taxpayers will no longer be hostages of banks "too big to fall" promises Obama Falkland Islands: First loligo season of the year the 'best since 2000'

    MercoPress

  • Reconstruction efforts will turn Chile from capital exporter to importer, says IIF High-level corruption, not a few dissidents, is the main threat to communist Cuba More changes anticipated in Ecuador's cabinet and military commands Falkland Islands: First loligo season of the year the 'best since 2000'

    MercoPress

  • Fears of inflation and asset bubbles as China expands 11. 9% in first quarter Spain's high unemployment a threat for financial system, warns top banker China rapidly becoming Latinamerica's main trade and investment partner Falkland Islands: First loligo season of the year the 'best since 2000'

    MercoPress

  • Petrobras completes global presence by acquiring stake in Australian block Brazil's success with second season crop behind record production of corn Falkland Islands: First loligo season of the year the 'best since 2000'

    MercoPress

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  • "'It is only a miserable little play on words,' said Stephen. 'This cuttlefish, which is a loligo, a calamary, has a horny internal shell like a pen, so very like that the animal is sometimes called a pen-fish. And as you will recall,' he added... 'a lapsus calami is a slip of the pen.'

    "'I do wish I had understood at first,' said Reade. 'I should have laughed like anything.'"
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute, 138

    March 4, 2008