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calamari

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noun cal·a·mari \ˌkä-lə-ˈmär-ē, ˈka-lə-ˌmer-ē\

Definition of calamari

  1. :  squid used as food



Origin of calamari

Italian, plural of calamaro, calamaio, from Medieval Latin calamarium ink pot, from Latin calamus; from the inky substance the squid secretes


First Known Use: circa 1961

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