any member of the squid family Loliginidae, having an elongated conical body and partially retractable tentacles.

< Neo-Latin Loliginidae family name, equivalent to loligin- (stem of Loligo the type genus, Latin lollīgō squid) + -idae -id2 Unabridged
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