from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Squid prepared as food.
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- n. squid as food, especially cooked in the form of calamari rings
- n. squid, the mollusk, in general
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- n. (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
Italian, pl. of calamaro, from Late Latin calamārium, pen-case, from Latin calamārius, relating to a reed pen, from calamus, reed pen (perhaps from the "ink” the squid secretes); see calamus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian plural of calamaro, from Latin calamarius, from calamus, Ancient Greek κάλαμος (kálamos, "reed, ink pen"). (Wiktionary)