Squid cooked as food, esp. as an Italian dish.
Webster's New World
Origin of Calamari
Italian 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) calamus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Italian plural of calamaro, from Latin calamarius, from calamus, Ancient Greek κάλαμος (kálamos, “reed, ink pen”).
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