calamari

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ca·la·ma·ri / ˌkäləˈmärē; ˌkalə-/ • n. squid served as food.ORIGIN: Italian, plural of calamaro, from medieval Latin calamarium ‘pen case,’ from Greek kalamos ‘pen’ (with reference to the squid's long tapering internal shell and its ink). The variant calamares is Spanish, calamaries being its anglicized form.