noun, plural (especially collectively) cut·tle·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cut·tle·fish·es.
- cutting room,
- cutting stylus,
- cutty grass,
- cutty sark,
- cutty stool,
Origin of cuttlefish
Examples from the Web for cuttlefish
Their details were hazy, because of the cuttlefish inhabitants who swam thickly in front of them.
When need be, they seemed able to surround themselves with a cuttlefish cloud of austerity.The Silver Poppy|Arthur Stringer
The bony support of a species of Cuttlefish, partly resembling Sepia.A Conchological Manual|George Brettingham Sowerby
But he does think, slowly and tenaciously, as a cuttlefish grips.A Poor Man's House|Stephen Sydney Reynolds
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
noun plural -fish or -fishes
Old English cudele "the cuttlefish;" first element perhaps related to Middle Low German küdel "container, pocket;" Old Norse koddi "cushion, testicle;" and Old English codd (see cod).