Definition of cuttle in English:

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cuttle

Pronunciation: /ˈkədl/

noun

A cuttlefish.
Example sentences
  • The Chinese, remarking that ‘the cuttle has ink in its bosom’, have called it ‘the clerk of the god of the sea’.
  • Calamari, cob-fish, and mussel had intermediate concentrations, and sole, cuttle, frog-fish, scampi, and hen clam had the lowest concentrations.
  • But often a cocktail of mackerel strips combined with squid or cuttle will prove to be the ‘dish of the day’ as far as big ling are concerned.

Origin

Old English cudele 'cuttlefish', of Germanic origin; related to codd 'bag', with reference to its ink bag.

Words that rhyme with cuttle

buttle, rebuttal, scuttle, shuttle, subtle, surrebuttal

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: cut·tle

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