Definition of cuttlebone in English:

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cuttlebone

Pronunciation: /ˈkədlˌbōn/

noun

The flattened oval internal skeleton of the cuttlefish, which is made of white, lightweight, chalky material. It is used as a dietary supplement for caged birds and for making casts for precious metal items.
Example sentences
  • Almost any bird needs a cuttlebone or mineral equivalent to keep their bones healthy and beaks sharp.
  • Another item that should be kept in your parakeet's cage is either a cuttlebone or a mineral block.
  • Both groups had access to cuttlebone and fresh water ad libitum.

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Syllabification: cut·tle·bone

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