calamary

calamary

[kal-uh-mer-ee, -muh-ree]
noun, plural calamaries.
a squid, especially of the genus Loligo.
Also, calamar [kal-uh-mahr] .


Origin:
1560–70; apparently < Latin calamārius (see calamari), though the metaphor may be dependent on a popular form such as Italian calamaro

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calamary

noun
(Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food [syn: squid
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