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cuttlefish definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: ten-armed oval-bodied cephalopod with narrow fins as long as the body and a large calcareous internal shell [syn: cuttlefish, cuttle]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English cotul + English fish Date: circa 1828 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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any marine cephalopod mollusc of the genera Sepia and Sepiola, having ten arms and ejecting a black fluid when threatened or pursued.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cuttle Cut"tle (k[u^]t"t'l), Cuttlefish Cut"tle*fish` (-f[i^]sh`), n. [OE. codule, AS. cudele; akin to G. kuttelfish; cf. G. k["o]tel, D. keutel, dirt from the guts, G. kuttel bowels, entrails. AS. cwi[thorn] womb, Goth. qi[thorn]us belly, womb.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A cephalopod of the genus Sepia, having an internal shell, large eyes, and ten arms furnished with denticulated suckers, by means of which it secures its prey. The name is sometimes applied to dibranchiate cephalopods generally. Note: It has an ink bag, opening into the siphon, from which, when pursued, it throws out a dark liquid that clouds the water, enabling it to escape observation. 2. A foul-mouthed fellow. ``An you play the saucy cuttle with me.'' --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(cuttlefish) A cuttlefish is a sea animal that has a soft body and a hard shell inside. N-COUNT



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