cuttlefish

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noun cut·tle·fish \-ˌfish\

Definition of cuttlefish

  1. :  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

Illustration of cuttlefish

Origin and Etymology of cuttlefish

Middle English cotul + English fish


First Known Use: 1591


CUTTLEFISH Defined for Kids

cuttlefish

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noun cut·tle·fish \ˈkə-təl-ˌfish\

Definition of cuttlefish for Students

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



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