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calamary

[ kal-uh-mer-ee, -muh-ree ]
/ 藞k忙l 蓹藢m蓻r i, -m蓹 ri /
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noun, plural cal路a路mar路ies.
a squid, especially of the genus Loligo.
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Also cal路a路mar [kal-uh-mahr]. /藞k忙l 蓹藢m蓱r/.

Origin of calamary

1560鈥70; apparently <Latin calam膩rius (see calamari), though the metaphor may be dependent on a popular form such as Italian calamaro
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