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calamary

[kal-uh-mer-ee, -muh-ree] /ˈkæl əˌmɛr i, -mə ri/
noun, plural calamaries.
1.
a squid, especially of the genus Loligo.
Also, calamar
[kal-uh-mahr] /ˈkæl əˌmɑr/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1560-1570
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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