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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
1805-1815
1805-15; cuttle(fish) + bone
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British Dictionary definitions for cuttlebone

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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