mustekala

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Etymology[edit]

muste (ink) +‎ kala (fish)

Noun[edit]

mustekala

  1. Any of the coleoid species, which form the taxonomic subclass Coleoidea (mustekalat); including e.g.octopus, squid (calamari), cuttlefish.
  2. bungee (elastic fabric-bound strap with a hook at each end)

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"Inkfish" usually denotes "cuttlefish" in English, whereas it's Finnish calque mustekala refers to any animal in the subclass Coleoidea, within which the Sepiida are an order. These terms are thus false friends.

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