noun Italian Cookery.
Examples from the Web for calamari
The nation that once revered him threatened to chop him up and fry him into calamari.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer|Emily Shire|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Yeah, it is ambitious," Sayles shrugs, picking at a calamari salad with his fingers.
One of the most memorable dishes I have had there is Baby calamari filled with calamari ink, fresh chick peas and chorizo.
It is a dish that I love but have never been able to recreate properly because we just cannot get calamari that small over here.
This recipe calls for calamari on the grill, a method that brings out the sweet tenderness of the small cephalopods.
British Dictionary definitions for calamari
Word Origin for calamari
Word Origin and History for calamari
1560s, from Italian calamari, from Latin calamarius, literally "pertaining to a pen," from calamus "a writing pen," literally "reed" (see shawm). So called from the cuttlefish's pen-like internal shell and perhaps also from its being full of ink.