cuttlebone

noun
cut·​tle·​bone | \ ˈkə-tᵊl-ˌbōn How to pronounce cuttlebone (audio) \

Definition of cuttlebone

: the shell of a cuttlefish that is sometimes used for polishing powder or for supplying cage birds with lime and salts

First Known Use of cuttlebone

1547, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuttlebone

Middle English cotul cuttlefish (from Old English cudele) + English bone

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