[ kal-uh-mer-ee, -muh-ree ]

noun,plural cal·a·mar·ies.
  1. a squid, especially of the genus Loligo.

Origin of calamary

First recorded in 1560–70; apparently from Latin calamārius “pertaining to a pen”; see calamari; the ink metaphor may stem from a popular form such as Italian calamaro
  • Also cal·a·mar [kal-uh-mahr]. /ˈkæl əˌmɑr/.

Words Nearby calamary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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