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cuttlefish

noun cut·tle·fish \-ˌfish\

Definition of CUTTLEFISH

:  any of various marine cephalopod mollusks (order Sepioidea, especially genus Sepia) having eight short arms and two usually longer tentacles and differing from the related squid in having a calcified internal shell
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Origin of CUTTLEFISH

Middle English cotul + English fish
First Known Use: circa 1828
CUTTLEFISH Defined for Kids

cuttlefish

noun cut·tle·fish \ˈkə-təl-ˌfish\

Definition of CUTTLEFISH for Kids

:  a sea animal with ten arms that is related to the squid and octopus

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