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 calamārium pen-case from Latin calamārius relating to a reed pen from calamus reed pen (perhaps from the “ink” the squid secretes) ; see calamus .