noun, plural (especially collectively) cuttlefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cuttlefishes.
any of several cephalopods, especially of the genus Sepia, having eight arms with suckers and two tentacles, and ejecting a black, inklike fluid when in danger.

1400–50; late Middle English codel, Old English cudele cuttlefish + fish Unabridged
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cuttlefish (ˈkʌtəlˌfɪʃ)
n , pl -fish, -fishes
See also squid Sometimes shortened to: cuttle any cephalopod mollusc of the genus Sepia and related genera, which occur near the bottom of inshore waters and have a broad flattened body: order Decapoda (decapods)

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O.E. cudele "the cuttlefish;" perhaps related to M.L.G. küdel "container, pocket;" O.N. koddi "cushion, testicle;" and O.E. codd (see cod).
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Example sentences
The technology for doing this is demonstrated daily by members of the octopus and cuttlefish families.
Fortunately, cuttlefish don't wear shoes, so the tv was spared.
Among the invertebrates the octopus, squid and cuttlefish are rather brainy.
Other marine products promoted include frozen fish, squid, cuttlefish and lobster.
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