cuttlefish

noun cut·tle·fish \ ˈkə-tᵊl-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 and Etymology of cuttlefish

Middle English cotul + English fish


CUTTLEFISH Defined for Kids

cuttlefish

noun cut·tle·fish \ ˈkə-tᵊl-ˌfish \

Definition of cuttlefish for Students

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


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