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cuttlebone

[kuht-l-bohn] /ˈkʌt lˌboʊn/
noun
1.
the calcareous internal shell of cuttlefishes, used to make powder for polishing and fed to canaries and other pet birds to supply their diet with lime.
Origin of cuttlebone
1805-1815
1805-15; cuttle(fish) + bone
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cuttlebone

/ˈkʌtəlˌbəʊn/
noun
1.
the internal calcareous shell of the cuttlefish, used as a mineral supplement to the diet of cage-birds and as a polishing agent
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