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cuttlefish

noun [C] uk   /ˈkʌt.l̩.fɪʃ/ us    /ˈkʌt̬-/ (plural cuttlefish or cuttlefishes)
a sea creature with eight arms and two tentacles that has a wide, flat shell inside its body and lives in waters near the coast and near the bottom of the seaSea creaturesSea fish
(Definition of cuttlefish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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