• WordNet 3.6
    • n calamary (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Calamary (Zoöl) A cephalopod, belonging to the genus Loligo and related genera. There are many species. They have a sack of inklike fluid which they discharge from the siphon tube, when pursued or alarmed, in order to confuse their enemies. Their shell is a thin horny plate, within the flesh of the back, shaped very much like a quill pen. In America they are called squids. See Squid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n calamary A cuttlefish; a decacerous or decapodous cephalopod of the order Dibranchiata, having a pen-shaped internal skeleton or cuttle-bone, as in the genus Loligo and related forms. The body is oblong, soft, fleshy, tapering, and flanked behind by two triangular fins, and contains a pen-shaped gladius or internal horny flexible shell. They have two sacs called ink-bags, from which they discharge, when alarmed or pursued, a black fluid which conceals them from sight. The species are found in most seas, and furnish food to dolphins, whales, etc. Also called squid, sea-sleeve, preke, cuttlefish, inkfish, and penfish.
    • n calamary The internal skeleton, cuttle-bone, gladius, or pen of a calamary.
    • n calamary Also called calambar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Calamary kal′a-mar-i a popular name applied to numerous forms of cuttle-fish or Cephalopoda, more esp. to Loligo vulgaris
    • Calamary Also Squid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. calamarium, inkstand, fr. L. calamus, a reed pen: cf. F. calmar, calemar, pen case, calamar


In literature:

I think today was supposed to be calamari.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
The octopus, the sepia, and the calamary are all constructed on one fundamental plan.
"Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained" by Henry Lee

In news:

Calamari crisps up perfectly when fried in grapeseed oil, adding a surprising twist to this classic dish.
Lunacy Over-Cooked in MGR 's "Calamari Sisters".
Raul's all-time favorite has been chef Didier Dutertre's paella de mariscos, a Spanish-style paella with prawns, Manila clams, mussels, Monterey Bay calamari and Bilbao chorizo.
If you already think eating calamari — aka squid — is disgusting, we're guessing the fact that biting into one could launch a whole mess of squid sperm into your mouth probably won't help any.
Made with authentic Calasparra rice, the seafood version comes dotted with shrimp, mahi, mussels, and calamari.
You can taste the flavor of shrimp, chicken, Spanish chorizo, calamari and saffron in each grain of rice in the paella .
You can taste the flavor of shrimp, chicken, Spanish chorizo, calamari and saffron in each grain of rice in the paella.
Sandbar and Grill's calamari, made with squid steak, is a favorite among many locals.
Gyros, souvlaki , calamari and delicious pastries all weekend.
Crisp-hot salt-and-pepper calamari with pea shoots.
Sneak Peek at Parm's Calamari Beacon.
Jim Palin met both me and calamari for the first time at lunch last month at Evangelo's, the best Italian restaurant in Wasilla, Alaska.
A longtime fan of calamari, I got the chance to personally act on the eat local mantra by catching my own squid in Rockport Harbor.
If calamari rings were made, expert says, they'd be size of tractor tires.
Vietnamese Calamari Herb Salad, Spicy Seafood Stew, and more.