Meaning of “cuttlefish” in the English Dictionary


"cuttlefish" in English

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cuttlefishnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʌt.əl.fɪʃ/ us /ˈkʌt̬.əl.fɪʃ/ plural cuttlefish or cuttlefishes

Examples from literature

  • A troop of cuttlefish swimming in the sea is a beautiful sight. 
  • Cuttlefishes, by discharging sepia from their ink-bags, are able to throw dust in the eyes of their enemies. 
  • It served as both nest and nourishment for myriads of crustaceans and mollusks, for crabs and cuttlefish. 
  • Strolling along the sands one day, he observed a stranded cuttlefish. 
  • There are seventy sorts of cuttlefish and octopuses in Japanese waters. 

(Definition of “cuttlefish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)