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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.]
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(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]
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(ˌkæl əˈmɑr i, ˌkɑ lə-)

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