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cuttlefish

[ kuht-l-fish ]
/ 藞k蕦t l藢f瑟蕛 /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) cut路tle路fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cut路tle路fish路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.
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Origin of cuttlefish

1400鈥50; late Middle English codel,Old English cudele cuttlefish + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for cuttlefish

cuttlefish
/ (藞k蕦tl藢f瑟蕛) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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