calamary
noun (plural -maries) Etymology: Medieval Latin calamarium Date: 1567 squid

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  • calamary — [kal′ə mer΄ē] n. pl. calamaries [L calamarius, of a writing reed < calamus, a reed, pen: see CALAMUS] a squid: so called from its pen shaped skeleton …   English World dictionary

  • Calamary — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calamary — /kal euh mer ee, meuh ree/, n., pl. calamaries. a squid, esp. of the genus Loligo. Also, calamar /kal euh mahr /. [1560 70; appar. < L calamarius (see CALAMARI), though the metaphor may be dependent on a popular form such as It calamaro] * * * …   Universalium

  • calamary — n. See calamar …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • calamary — cal·a·mary …   English syllables

  • calamary —   n. squid …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • calamary — n. (pl. ies) any cephalopod mollusc with a long tapering penlike horny internal shell, esp. a squid of the genus Loligo. Etymology: med.L calamarium pen case f. L calamus pen …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Sepioteuthis — Reef squids Sepioteuthis lessoniana Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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