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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How to use cuttlefish in a sentence
Because their soft bodies decay easily, it’s rare to find well-preserved fossils of cephalopods, a group that includes octopus, squid and cuttlefish.Scientists are arguing over the identity of a fossilized 10-armed creature | Anna Gibbs | March 8, 2022 | Science News
Meaty rockfish teeters on a bed of corn and diced cuttlefish, circled in a sauce coaxed from peanut butter and shellfish broth.
For the black ink (trmentum, 391) was occasionally substituted the liquid of the cuttlefish.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
It is very similar to the ordinary cuttlefish, only, of course very much larger.With Airship and Submarine | Harry Collingwood
She leaned a bit heavily on the arm she took as they left the cuttlefish to his ill-conditioned solitude.Somehow Good | William de Morgan
Another family—the Sepiad—contains the cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), the bone of which is such a common object on the beach.The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
The duke and his mother appeared to her as cuttlefish in a cave under perpendicular cliffs that ran into the sea.The Title Market | Emily Post
British Dictionary definitions for cuttlefish
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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