- a squid, especially of the genus Loligo.
Origin of calamary
Examples from the Web for calamary
Historical Examples of calamary
A name for the calamary, Loligo vulgaris, an animal allied to the cuttle-fish.
Calamary, kal′a-mar-i, n. a popular name applied to numerous forms of cuttle-fish or Cephalopoda, more esp.
It seldom exceeds four or five inches in length, and, like the Calamary, is used largely as a bait by fishermen.The Sea Shore
William S. Furneaux
An animal allied to the cuttle-fish, belonging to the class Cephalopoda; the calamary or Loligo of naturalists.
Squid, skwid, n. a kind of cuttle-fish or calamary: a lure used in trolling for fish.