calamary

[ kal-uh-mer-ee, -muh-ree ]
/ ˈkæl əˌmɛr i, -mə ri /

noun, plural cal·a·mar·ies.

a squid, especially of the genus Loligo.

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Origin of calamary

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