Cuttlefish

  • 1 Cuttlefish — Sepia latimanus, East Timor Scientific classification …

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  • 2 cuttlefish — O.E. cudele the cuttlefish; first element perhaps related to M.L.G. küdel container, pocket; O.N. koddi cushion, testicle; and O.E. codd (see COD (Cf. cod)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 cuttlefish — [kut′ lfish΄] n. pl. cuttlefish or cuttlefishes (see FISH) [ME codel < OE cudele, akin to Norw dial. kaule (* kodle), OLowG cudele, older Du kuttlevisch: sense “pouch fish”: for IE base see COD2] any of a family (Sepiidae) of cephalopods that… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 cuttlefish — ► NOUN ▪ a swimming marine mollusc that resembles a broad bodied squid, having eight arms and two long tentacles that are used for grabbing prey. ORIGIN related to Old English codd «bag», with reference to its ink bag …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 cuttlefish — /kut l fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) cuttlefish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) cuttlefishes. any of several cephalopods, esp. of the genus Sepia, having eight arms with suckers and two tentacles, and ejecting a black,… …

    Universalium

  • 6 cuttlefish — [11] The cuttlefish probably gets its name from its resemblance to a bag when its internal shell is removed. Its earliest recorded designation is cudele (the compound cuttlefish does not appear until the 16th century), which is generally taken to …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 7 cuttlefish — [[t]kʌ̱t(ə)lfɪʃ[/t]] N COUNT (cuttlefish is both the singular and the plural form.) A cuttlefish is a sea animal that has a soft body and a hard shell inside …

    English dictionary

  • 8 cuttlefish — UK [ˈkʌt(ə)lˌfɪʃ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms cuttlefish : singular cuttlefish plural cuttlefishes a sea creature with ten arms …

    English dictionary

  • 9 cuttlefish — /ˈkʌtlfɪʃ / (say kutlfish) noun (plural cuttlefish or cuttlefishes) any of various decapod dibranchiate cephalopods, especially of the genus Sepia, having sucker bearing arms and the power of ejecting a black, ink like fluid when pursued. Also,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 10 cuttlefish — [11] The cuttlefish probably gets its name from its resemblance to a bag when its internal shell is removed. Its earliest recorded designation is cudele (the compound cuttlefish does not appear until the 16th century), which is generally taken to …

    Word origins

  • 11 Cuttlefish — 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.]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 cuttlefish — cut|tle|fish [ˈkʌtlˌfıʃ] n plural cuttlefish a sea creature with ten soft arms …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 cuttlefish — cut•tle•fish [[t]ˈkʌt lˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. ivt any flattened squidlike cephalopod of the family Sepiidae with a hard internal shell • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME codel, OE cudele… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 cuttlefish —   Mūhe e.    ♦ The cuttlefish, a sea creature running two ways, o ka mūhe e ka i a holo lua (of duplicity and fickleness) …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 15 cuttlefish — 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 cuttlefish — not fish but a cephalopod mollusc with 10 arms and a calcified internal shell …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 17 cuttlefish — noun /ˈkʌt.əl.fɪʃ/ Any of various squidlike cephalopod marine mollusks of the genus Sepia that have ten arms and a calcareous internal shell and eject a dark inky fluid when in …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 cuttlefish — cut|tle|fish [ kʌtl,fıʃ ] noun count or uncount a sea creature with ten arms …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 cuttlefish — n. ten armed sea mollusk (related to squid) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 cuttlefish — noun (plural same or cuttlefishes) a swimming marine mollusc that resembles a broad bodied squid, having eight arms and two long tentacles that are used for grabbing prey. [Sepia and other genera, order Sepioidea.] …

    English new terms dictionary