What word, from the Latin for 'pen case' describes squid when prepared as food?
#12829. Asked by Terryproantrim. (Jul 11 01 9:08 PM)
essaychess says: |
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
NOUN: Squid prepared as food.
ETYMOLOGY: Italian, pl. of calamaro, from Late Latin calamrium, pen-case, from Latin calamrius, relating to a reed pen, from calamus, reed pen (perhaps from the 'ink' the squid secretes).
Wed Jul 11 17:44:13 CDT 2001
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