noun, plural (especially collectively) squid (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) squids.
any of several ten-armed cephalopods, as of the genera Loligo and Ommastrephes, having a slender body and a pair of rounded or triangular caudal fins and varying in length from 4–6 inches (10–15 cm) to 60–80 feet (18–24 meters).
1605-15; origin uncertain
superconducting quantum interference device: a device that senses minute changes in magnetic fields, used to indicate neural activity in the brain.
Feeding habits cobia feed primarily on crabs, squid and other fish.
As no such cuttlefish exists, it is probable the creature described was a giant squid.
British Dictionary definitions for squid
noun (pl) squid, squids
any of various fast-moving pelagic cephalopod molluscs of the genera Loligo, Ommastrephes, etc, of most seas, having a torpedo-shaped body ranging from about 10 centimetres to 16.5 metres long and a pair of triangular tail fins: order Decapoda (decapods) See also cuttlefish
verb squids, squidding, squidded
(intransitive) (of a parachute) to assume an elongated squidlike shape owing to excess air pressure