A dish of fried calamari rings.
squid cooked as food, esp. as an Italian dish
Origin of calamariItalian
Squid prepared as food.
Origin of calamariItalian, pl. of calamaro, from Late Latin calamārium, pen-case, from Latin calamārius, relating to a reed pen, from calamus, reed pen (perhaps from the “ink” the squid secretes); see calamus.