a squid, especially of the genus Loligo.
- Also cal·a·mar [kal-uh-mahr]. /ˈkæl əˌmɑr/.
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How to use calamary in a sentence
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
Squid, skwid, n. a kind of cuttle-fish or calamary: a lure used in trolling for fish.
The octopus, the sepia, and the calamary are all constructed on one fundamental plan.
The only doubt I have is whether the fisherman correctly described his assailant as an octopus, and whether it was not a calamary.
His description of it is exceedingly vague, but is strongly indicative of a great calamary.