cuttlefish

[ kuht-l-fish ]
/ ˈkʌt lˌfɪʃ /

noun, plural (especially collectively) cut·tle·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cut·tle·fish·es.

any of several cephalopods, especially of the genus Sepia, having eight arms with suckers and two tentacles, and ejecting a black, inklike fluid when in danger.

Origin of cuttlefish

1400–50; late Middle English codel, Old English cudele cuttlefish + fish
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cuttlefish
/ (ˈkʌtəlˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

any cephalopod mollusc of the genus Sepia and related genera, which occur near the bottom of inshore waters and have a broad flattened body: order Decapoda (decapods)Sometimes shortened to: cuttle See also squid 1
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