cal·​a·​mary ˈka-lə-ˌmer-ē How to pronounce calamary (audio)
plural calamaries
: squid

Word History


Medieval Latin calamarium

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calamary was in 1567

Dictionary Entries Near calamary

Cite this Entry

“Calamary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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