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 (kä′lə-mä′rē, kăl′ə-)
Squid prepared as food.

[Italian, pl. of calamaro, from Late Latin calamārium, pen-case, from Latin calamārius, relating to a reed pen, from calamus, reed pen (perhaps from the "ink" the squid secretes); see calamus.]


(Cookery) squid cooked for eating, esp cut into rings and fried in batter
[C20: from Italian, pl of calamaro squid, from Latin calamarium pen-case, referring to the squid's internal shell, from Greek kalamos reed]


(ˌkæl əˈmɑr i, ˌkɑ lə-)

squid, esp. in Italian cooking.
[< Italian, pl. of calamaro, calamaio (for pesce calamaio) < Late Latin]


- The term for Deep-fried squid comes from Latin calamarius, meaning "pen case"—because of its long tapering shell and its ink; it is also spelled calamary.
See also related terms for ink.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calamari - (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as foodcalamari - (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
squid - widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins
seafood - edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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Yep, it's just squid, but when it comes to the table, it's calamari.
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The pan-fried calamari impressed upon me that the French have a way with seafood, and the next course of red snapper only reinforced the realisation.
Bring to a boil and add the calamari and fish and leave to cook for 5 minutes.
Sales of calamari have tripled in Britain as health-conscious consumers stick to the strict eating regime.
Ashley fished with a running ledger and whole calamari at the business end, and on only his second drop down he hooked into something that wasn't going to give up easily.
Many patrons were probably getting bored with some of Olive Garden's other appetizers, like Fried Zucchini, Fried Mozzarella, and (fried) Calamari.