1. [syn: cuttlefish, cuttle]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.]
1. (Zool.) A cephalopod of the genus Sepia, having an
internal shell, large eyes, and ten arms furnished with
denticulated suckers, by means of which it secures its
prey. The name is sometimes applied to dibranchiate
Note: It has an ink bag, opening into the siphon, from which,
when pursued, it throws out a dark liquid that clouds
the water, enabling it to escape observation.
2. A foul-mouthed fellow. "An you play the saucy cuttle with
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: ten-armed oval-bodied cephalopod with narrow fins as long
as the body and a large calcareous internal shell [syn: