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ca·la·ma·ri

 (kä′lə-mä′rē, kăl′ə-)
n.
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.]

calamari

(ˌkæləˈmɑːrɪ)
n
(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]

ca•la•ma•ri

(ˌkæl əˈmɑr i, ˌkɑ lə-)

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

calamari

- 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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Carr and his daughters were installed in a new house, built near the site of the double cabin, which was again transferred to the settlement, in order to give greater seclusion to the fair guests.
I wish it didn't look so cussedly like a robber's cave," said George Kearney, when they were taking a quiet preliminary survey of the unclassified treasures, before the Carrs took possession.
Carr was too absorbed in business to give heed to what he looked upon as a convulsion of society as natural as a geological upheaval, and too prudent to provoke the criticism of his daughters by comment in their presence.
Carr having finished his coffee one morning, lingered a moment over his perfunctory paternal embraces, with the awkwardness of a preoccupied man endeavoring by the assumption of a lighter interest to veil another abstraction.
And I suppose they're beginning to be resigned," said Carr, smiling.
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Carr, fully convinced of his utter failure, but, like most weak creatures, consoling himself with the reflection that he had not shown his hand or committed himself.
Dhofar thought it had won the game in the dying minutes when Qasim Said broke free on the left flank and dribbled deep into Al Wahda's penalty box before squaring for Vinicius Calamari.
It felt an odd mix at times, during a recent meal with my other half, as we tucked into a delicious Middle Eastern dip one minute and scoffed down deep-fried calamari and chips the next.
The calamari was coated in a really thick panko-esque batter and rapidly filled the stomach of my partner.
From the comforting and hearty miso soup and the deep fried calamari rings served with a bowl of soy-based dipping sauce to the popular sushis, tempura, and teppanyaki, the charms of Japanese food lies in enjoying the flavours of each and every ingredient in a dish.
The card contained the usual starters but includes mussels, pickled calamari, garlic and cheese prawns and scampi with tzatziki.