Definition of Calamar

1. n. A cephalopod, belonging to the genus Loligo and related genera. There are many species. They have a sack of inklike fluid which they discharge from the siphon tube, when pursued or alarmed, in order to confuse their enemies. Their shell is a thin horny plate, within the flesh of the back, shaped very much like a quill pen. In America they are called squids. See Squid.

Definition of Calamar

1. calamary [n -S] - See also: calamary

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calamar

calabura
calade
caladenia
calades
caladium
caladiums
calaite
calaites
calaloo
calalu
calamanco
calamancoes
calamancos
calamander
calamanders
calamari
calamari ring
calamaries
calamaris
calamars
calamary
calamata
calamatas
calambac
calambour
calami
calamine
calamine lotion
calamined

Literary usage of Calamar

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1. New Granada: Twenty Months in the Andes by Isaac Farwell Holton (1857)
"calamar.—A Dance. THE navigator who sails from Sabanilla to Cartagena has both wind and current in his favor. As he nears its white walls, he wonders to ..."

2. Venice: Its Individual Growth from the Earliest Beginnings to the Fall of by Pompeo Molmenti (1908)
"6 a detti grandi a5 I 1 calamar con pezzi 5 e n. 3 coperchi 45 a 1 busia 53 In camera del Kr &r Piero. N. 1 cadin, n. I brocca, n. 1 saponetta 60 1 calamar, ..."

3. War Without Quarter: Colombia and International Humanitarian Law by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Human Rights Watch (Organization (1998)
"calamar mines: Repeatedly in 1997, the FARC placed Claymore mines within the city ... In calamar, the 500 students who regularly occupy the school were ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"XXX, 1917, 6 (calamar, Colombia; orig. descr.; type in coll. ... A small series of quail collected by Mr. Carriker at calamar, on the lower Magdalena River, ..."

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