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English Dictionary: squids by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Calamar \Cal"a*mar\ (k[acr]l"[adot]*m[aum]r), Calamary
   \Cal"a*ma*ry\, (-m[asl]*r[ycr]r)n. [LL. calamarium inkstand, fr.
      L. calamus a reed pen: cf. F. calmar, calemar, pen case,
      calamar.] (Zo[94]l.)
      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}.
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