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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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The meal begins with a mix of sharing dishes and AaAaAeA la carte option The selection includes ceviche, tostadas and ensaladas with guacamole, salsa, and calamares brought to the table.
There were 10 different dishes including baby calamares, pizza, pasta, steak, lapu-lapu, blue marlin, chicken and three birthday cakes to boot.
Toledo recommends arroz con calamares, or rice with squid.
Don't leave the city without tasting Madrid's culinary specialities, which include bocadillo de calamares (calamari sandwich), cocido Madrileno (a hearty meat and chickpea-based stew), tortilla Espanola (potato omelette), churros con chocolate (fried dough with chocolate) and paella.
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The best seats are always at the tapas bar- which serves all the classics such as tortilla, croquetas de jamon, calamares or chorizo cooked in Asturian cider and, of course, paella.
The best seats are always at the tapas bar - which serves all the classics such as tortilla, croquetas de jamon, calamares or chorizo cooked in Asturian cider and, of course, paella
El pintor espanol Luis Moro continua puliendo su fascinante mundo estetico "sub-acuatico": peces, calamares, caballos de mar; y esa serie de insectos, que titulo acertadamente "paraisos elementales": abejas, moscas, mariposas, cuya poetica es un reflejo de ricas tensiones internas, donde caben los refinamientos sensuales y las alucinaciones misticas.
The Mofongo de Calamares, a Caribbean dish of fried calamari with fried plantains, is fresh and spicy.
Alba Restaurante Espanol will be giving one order of chorizo or calamares fritos free for every order of one pitcher of Sangria at any of its branches.
Next time you get stuck into the calamares on holiday in Spain you can be pretty sure it's followed you all the way from Peterhead in a freezer lorry.
Seville's is starting 2014 with a new chef, Joan Mico, who has launched a menu brimming with authentic specialties such as calamares fritos, the all-new chicken flamenquines - a tapas dish - and paella de langosta, a paella dish with spiny lobster.