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Recent Examples of calamari from the Web
The calamari is excellent— though not always available.
The fried calamari was likable for its predictability.
Happy Hour offerings (4-6 and 10-11 p.m.) include calamari ($6), pickle chips ($5) and more.
There's nothing wrong with frying calamari and dressing it with black pili sauce, a little bit of lime and cilantro, and putting that between two pieces of bread.
There are many more offers: a free Chick-fil-A sandwich with purchase, free fries at Kincaid’s Hamburgers or Tommy’s Burgers, free iced tea at McAlister’s Deli or Sonic and even free calamari at the downtown Capital Grille.
This filling stew includes an ocean of seafood, typically clams, mussels, white fish, calamari, Dungeness crab, prawns and scallops.
Besides a selection of local beers on tap, the restaurant serves simple but hearty pub fare, including buffalo chicken nachos, avocado toast, beef sliders, spicy Korean BBQ tacos, calamari and more. 508 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vista.
Nico’s has been around for 20 years and is still one of the best Italian restaurants in town, but business seems slow despite the delectable grilled calamari with a smokey chili dressing.
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Did You Know?
The word calamari was borrowed into English from 17th-century Italian, where it functioned as the plural of "calamaro" or "calamaio." The Italian word, in turn, comes from the Medieval Latin noun calamarium, meaning "ink pot or "pen case," and can be ultimately traced back to Latin calamus, meaning "reed pen." The transition from pens and ink to squid is not surprising, given the inky substance that a squid ejects and the long tapered shape of the squid's body. English speakers have also adopted "calamus" itself as a word referring to both a reed pen and to a number of plants.
Origin and Etymology of calamari
First Known Use: 1826See Words from the same year
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