WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cal•a•mar•y  (kalə mer′ē, -mə rē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -mar•ies. 
  1. Invertebratesa squid, esp. of the genus Loligo.
Also,  cal•a•mar  (kalə mer′ē, -mə rē),USA pronunciation 
  • Latin calamārius (see calamari), though the metaphor may be dependent on a popular form such as Italian calamaro
  • apparently 1560–70


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