Flying Squid

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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flying squid a general name applied to squid of the family Ommastrephidae, which constitute about three-quarters of the commercial catch of squid in the world. Flying squid do not really fly, but can propel themselves out of the water, to escape predators, and glide for some distance.