squids
Calamar Cal"a*mar (k[a^]l"[.a]*m[aum]r), Calamary Cal"a*ma*ry, (-m[asl]*r[y^]r)n. [LL. calamarium inkstand, fr. L. calamus a reed pen: cf. F. calmar, calemar, pen case, calamar.] (Zo["o]l.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

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