squid cooked as food, esp. as an Italian dish
Origin of calamariItalian ; from Classical Latin calamarius: see calamary
Squid prepared as food.
Origin of calamariItalian, pl. of calamaro, from Late Latin calam&amacron;rium, pen-case, from Latin calam&amacron;rius, relating to a reed pen, from calamus, reed pen (perhaps from the “ink” the squid secretes); see calamus.